Clarksville man arrested after shooting at car with family inside

(Photo: WKRN)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police officers in Clarksville had to use irritants to force a man from his house hours after he fired gunshots at a neighbor’s car and pointed a gun at police.

Police initially showed up to the house on Lacy Lane near Coy Lacy Park just after 9:30 p.m. Monday when gunshots were fired.

John Davis, 39, had shot at a car with a man, his pregnant wife and a two-year-old child inside, according to authorities.

John Davis (Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
John Davis (Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)

One gunshot hit the vehicle, but no one was hurt.

According to police, Davis pointed his gun at officers when they arrived at the scene and went into his house where he barricaded himself.

Officers closed down the area while negotiators talked with him, eventually using irritant to force him out.

The 39-year-old was ultimately arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of felony vandalism.

Police told News 2 he will be charged with an additional 14 counts of reckless endangerment and three more counts of felony vandalism.

He remains in jail on $310,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing.

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