Topeka man arrested after allegedly firing gun during domestic dispute with girlfriend
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A 31-year-old Topeka man is in custody following a domestic dispute in which he allegedly got into a physical altercation with his girlfriend and fired a gun into the ground, according to officials.
According to the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, deputies were dispatched to a domestic disturbance with reports of a possible shooting in the 600 block of SW 57th Street.
Upon arrival, deputies learned that a 31-year-old man was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and got into a physical altercation with his girlfriend. The man also reportedly brandished a firearm and shot into the ground.
The 31-year-old female victim and 13-year-old child were found safe.
Lance Fitzmaurice-Bridegroom, 31, of Topeka, was taken into custody without further incident.
Fitzmaurice-Bridegroom was booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections and charged with the following:
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
- Criminal threat
- Domestic battery
- Criminal threat against a law enforcement officer
- Criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol
The Sheriff’s Office also said deputies and detectives executed a search warrant on the residence and a firearm was seized.
This incident is still under investigation.
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