Millersville man charged with reckless endangerment


A Millersville man is facing reckless endangerment charges after police say he fired a gun toward another man. 

Lancaster police were called to an area of East Fulton Street and North Christian Street for a reported fight just before 2 a.m. 

Police say the 911 dispatcher heard four gunshots in the background before the call ended. Officers arrived and did not locate anything in the area. 

An officer was driving north on the 100 block of North Queen Street and spotted several people fist-fighting. 

The officer called for backup and went to break up the fight. As additional officers arrived, a single gunshot was heard as it was fired near Chestnut and North Queen Streets. 

Officers saw a man run from that area, and two other police officers followed. Those officers spotted the man duck behind a light pole with his hands in his waistband, and then heard the sound of a metallic object drop on the ground. 

The man then walked back out and was taken into custody. He was identified as Robert Waters, III. Officers searched near the light pole and found a .45-caliber handgun. 

Waters told police he retrieved his handgun from his vehicle as it was parked along Chestnut Street near Queen Street.

Waters reportedly fired a single shot in the air after the fight was observed at that intersection.

The handgun was owned by Waters and he does have a permit to conceal carry.

Waters faces charges of reckless endangerment and discharge of firearms.

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