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Gunfire During Fight Charges

(Michigan City, IN) - An arrest has been made in connection with gunfire during a fight in Michigan City. Raymone Spires, 35, of Michigan City, is charged with level 6 felony Criminal Recklessness.


On August 30, Spires and several other individuals went to a home in the 400 block of York Street. During a large fight, Spires was seen removing a gun from his pocket and firing a shot from the front yard.


A woman told police she had to duck behind a trash receptacle to avoid being struck by the gunfire. Spires and the other people he showed up with fled in two separate vehicles.


Less than a week later, police said Spires was pulled over in Michigan City for not wearing a seat belt and questioned about the incident. Spires explained he fired a round from a pellet gun to stop the fighting. However, police said the spent shell casing recovered at the scene was from a .22 caliber gun.


According to police, Spires has prior convictions for crimes such as robbery, burglary, and battery.


The investigation shows tempers flared over a man following a break-up at the residence with a new girlfriend, court records disclosed.

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