Man Fires Gun, Bullet Narrowly Misses Neighbor

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Police say a man fired his gun inside his home and the bullet narrowly missed a neighbor.

Officers say 24-year-old Jeremiah Arbuckle was handling a gun and it went off. 25-year-old Elizabeth Haynes was home at the time. According to Facebook, the two are married. Both are now arrested.

It happened at the Lamplighter mobile home park on south Academy near Hancock Expressway in Colorado Springs.

Police say Arbuckle was inside his trailer around 9 p.m. on Saturday night. They say he was holding his gun while under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the gun went off. The bullet went through the wall and hit a neighbor's window. Officers say the bullet just missed hitting the neighbor who was walking outside under the window.
11 News talked to folks in the neighborhood who are upset about this.

“That’s scary. I have a two year old brother and I don't want to see him get hurt. I would die if my brother died,” said Sarah Appel.

“That's pretty freaky. It could have been any of us,” said Nicole Appel.

Arbuckle was arrested on multiple charges including being in possession of a gun as a felon. Haynes was arrested for for attempting to influence a public servant as a result of the investigation. Police say they searched the couple's trailer and found several other guns.