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Shots Fired Call Leads to Fireworks Arrest

Accused said he was firing bottle rockets out window because his son wanted to see them, police said.

A report of shots fired from a resident of a condominium complex at 11 Bedford Ave. early Thursday morning turned out to be a man in the same building shooting bottle rockets out his second-floor window, police said.

Police received the shots fired call at 2:14 a.m. and dispatched officers to the location.

One officer reported that when he arrived, he witnessed a bottle rocket fly out a second-story. A second officer reported that as he was walking up to the building, a rocket was shot from the same window and it almost hit him in the head.

The officers knocked on the door of the unit where the rockets were allegedly coming from and were met by Luis Orriola.

Orriola allegedly told the officers he was firing the rockets out the window because his 8-year-old son wanted to see them. When he was informed by the officers one of the rockets nearly struck one of them in the head, he shrugged his shoulders, the officers reported.

Orriola, 27, was charged with second-degree breach of peace and risk of injury to a minor. He was held on $500 bond and given a court date of Feb. 25.

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