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Man shoots in the air at park, children and adults nearby

Jun 20, 2013 -- 6:29pm


A Malden man was arrested Wednesday after a complaint was filed from an incident on Sunday at a local park.  Malden Police report that 28-year-old Christopher Robinson was arrested on a Dunklin County felony warrant for the charges of making a terroristic threat, armed criminal action, endangering the welfare of a child, and unlawful use of a weapon.  A witness reported to the police that on Sunday in Martin Luther King Jr Park in Malden, a fight broke out, and the suspect fired a gun in the air, while approximately 200 people were in the park.  Officers reported to the scene, but there were no arrests.  Later, a witness came forward and identified Robinson as having been within 10 feet of her child when he fired 6-7 shots in the air.  The incident is still under investigation, and Robinson is being held in the Malden City Jail on a $150 thousand dollar bond.

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