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Man fires weapon inside home while wife, adult son inside, police say


A Fayetteville man was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after firing a weapon inside his home while his wife and adult son were inside, the Police Department said in a release.

At approximately 1:12 p.m., officers responded to the 6900 block of Woodmark Drive in reference to a domestic disturbance involving an “intoxicated subject firing his weapon inside of the residence,’’ the release said.  

When officers arrived, they got a woman to safety and made contact with the “intoxicated, combative subject,’’ the release said

The man was uncooperative and resisted officers as they tried to detain him, the release said. An officer deployed his Taser and the man was taken into custody without incident, the release said.

The preliminary investigation revealed that during a domestic disturbance, the man fired multiple shots from a rifle into the ceiling. The man’s wife and adult son were not harmed during the incident, police said.

The man was identified as Emilio Crespo, 45. He was charged with discharging a firearm within an enclosure to entice fear. He is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center with no bond, the release said.  

Fayetteville, Police Department, domestic disturbance, Woodmark Drive