A gun was involved.
Police were called by a man who said he'd been robbed.
Roman Miller told officers a man with a gun came to his door and demanded money. As he was handing the money to him, a shot was fired through the door.
He gave police a description of the suspect.
Police began investigating.
A police detective inside the apartment said it appeared that from the trajectory of the bullet, the shot was actually fired from the couch.
What did Mr. Miller have to say about that?
Mr. Miller, who the officer said was "scared to death," eventually fessed up.
There was no robbery. He had been cleaning a gun and it accidentally fired.
Mr. Miller was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm in city limits, and false reporting.
We can surmise that Mr. Miller made up the story so he wouldn't get arrested for reckless endangerment and discharging a firearm in city limits.
The irony is that nobody heard the initial shot.
As some nearby residents said:
"We didn't hear any shots. Our dog didn't even bark."Mr. Miller is 19 years old.
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