Brooklyn Park Man Accused of Shooting AR15-Style Rifle Outside Apartment
A Brooklyn Park man is accused of firing an AR15-style rifle at his spouse outside his apartment complex.
The incident happened early Saturday morning in the parking lot of the Kensington Place apartments, located in the 8300 block of Zane Ave. N.
Richard Wair, 27, is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and intentional discharge of a firearm that endangers safety, both felonies.
According to the criminal complaint:
A 911 caller reported a man wearing all black walking down hallways of the apartment complex carrying a rifle. Police also learned of shots fired in the same area. A 911 caller noted the suspect “was mad about someone taking his vehicle.”
Upon arrival, officers could hear someone talking loudly on the third floor. Inside one of the apartments, police encountered Wair, who denied ever having a rifle.
Police recovered 10 casings consistent with an AR15-style rifle from the parking lot. Officers also spoke with a witness who saw a man wearing all black with a ski mask carrying a rifle.
A review of surveillance footage led investigators back to Wair, who was seen firing an AR15-style rifle at the suspect’s wife who was in his vehicle, the complaint said.
Two days after the incident, police arrested Wair, who found in his vehicle wearing the same ski mask as the day of the shooting.
A search warrant obtained for Wair’s apartment helped police locate several loaded handguns, as well as rifles and ammunition consistent with what was fired outside the apartment.
In a post-Miranda statement, the suspect later admitted shooting toward his wife. The firearms were also in reach of the suspect’s children, the complaint said.
No one was injured during the ordeal, police said.