Police: Homeowner fired shot because kids wouldn’t leave

Police: Homeowner fired shot because kids wouldn't leave (Image 1)

Harrison, 26, immediately told police he fired his gun into the ground because the kids wouldn’t leave his yard.

Police took possession of Harrison’s gun along with 19 rounds of ammunition.

He was charged with reckless endangerment with the use of a deadly weapon.

Harrison was booked into the Metro jail and has since been released on bond.

“He fired a gun. He didn’t fire it at us, but he fired it to scare us,” said Cheyenne Freels, 9, of Madison.

She said she and three friends were picking pears and went through Harrison’s backyard. He then told them to get off his property.

“This guy started cussing us out and stuff so I just told him to leave us alone because he kept on cussing us out,” said Freels.

The group then left and told a parent, Brittany Foster.

Foster said she went to confront Harrison and that is when he fired the gun.

“Especially with children being in the present, I just can’t understand why, why he would do that,” she said.

“I got scared,” said Freels.

He told News 2 he is sorry for scaring the children but said he felt like he was in “imminent danger.”

He thought a man was “charging” toward him.

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