“All I did was shoot a gun in the air. Is that a crime?” Robert Carr said after his arrest on Wednesday night, according to court documents.
Apparently, yes, as far as Santa Fe police are concerned. Officers booked the 71-year-old on suspicion of shooting at or from an occupied dwelling, and negligent use of a deadly weapon.
Police were called to the Reserve at Santa Fe apartments on Calle Mejia around 6:45, Wednesday, after residents of the north-side complex reported hearing multiple shots near Building 4. When officers arrived, reports say, neighbors pointed them toward Carr’s apartment. Witnesses said Carr had been walking around the building and that they heard gunshots right after he walked out of sight, a criminal complaint states.
Police found Carr alone inside his apartment, court documents say, with a loaded and cocked 9 mm semiautomatic handgun under the bed. They also found two spent 9 mm casings in Carr’s trash can and another casing outside his condo, near the front door.
Nobody was hurt in the incident, Lt. Sean Strahon said.
A magistrate on Thursday said Carr could be released from jail on an unsecured bond of $2,500, writing that Carr has no recent or relevant criminal history.