Man Arrested for Attempted Homicide

By WTAJ News

Published 03/02 2014 01:24PM

Updated 03/02 2014 03:19PM

ALTOONA - A man is facing attempted homicide charges after police say he fired a shotgun round in his home.

Altoona Police arrested James Petty last night after they responded to a report of shots fired along the 500 block of Crawford Avenue in the city just after 8:00pm. Police say Petty got into a physical altercation with two people at his house. That fight ended when Petty threatened to shoot them. Police say Petty fired one shot at the door just after the people had walked out. Pellets went through the door, hit a neighbors fence and also a garage. The victims were not injured.

Petty faces a number of charges including attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

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