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Weathersfield man charged after unloading several rounds

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WEATHERSFIELD TWP., Ohio - A Weathersfield Township man fires his gun at police and his wife, while unloading 14 rounds from inside his home.

Weathersfield police charged Daniel Persing, 52, with two counts of felonious assault, a second degree felony charge of improperly dish charging a firearm and misdemeanor charges including using weapons while intoxicated and discharge of a firearm.

Captain Michael Naples Jr. says it all started with a 911 call made by Persing, where he claimed he heard gunfire outside his Garland Drive home Tuesday evening.

When police arrived to the scene, that when the officer says Persing fired a shot outside the living room window in direction of the officer and Persing's wife through the living room window.

Police believe numerous shots were fired inside the house before they arrived.

Police were forced to surround the house, until Persing surrendered. Persing suffered a gunshot wound to his head. He was taken to St. Elizabeth's Health Center, where he was treated and released and soon after charged and booked in the Trumbull County Jail. No one else was hurt. 

Persing was arraigned in Niles Municipal Court, where a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.


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