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Man charged after argument in northern Berks leads to gunfire

Charges have been filed after an argument in Maidencreek Township led to gunfire, the Northern Berks Regional Police said Wednesday.

Franklin Batista-Diaz, address unknown, was charged with felony counts of carrying firearms without a license and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, and misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief.

Northern Berks police gave the following account in a press release:

On March 10 about 12:45 p.m., Northern Berks police officers responded to a call of disorderly conduct in the 300 Block of Sooner Lane, Maidencreek Township.

Once on-scene, officers determined that there had been an argument between two people over the purchase of a vehicle.

At some point during the argument, one person drew and fired a handgun.

An investigation followed, where officers found the fired bullet in the wall of a nearby home that had been occupied at the time of the incident.

Based upon information obtained during the investigation, charges were filed against a man identified as Batista-Diaz.

Source: Berkshire mont

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