Shots Fired in La Mesa Apartment

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    One man was arrested Tuesday night after shots were fired at an apartment complex with children in a nearby unit.

    The incident started around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night in La Mesa.

    A neighbor told NBC 7 San Diego that he was scared, especially since he has young kids. When he heard a gunshot fired, he forced his children to hide under the mattress.

    According to a neighbor, he and his family have felt threatened by the suspect for a while, and when the neighbor came to the suspect's apartment to confront him the suspect pulled out a .38 caliber revolver and pointed the gun at his head.

    “He waves a gun at my face. He pointed it at my head three times. Then he aimed it at a direction and shot it off,” said neighbor Ezra Snyder.

    While police were en route, neighbors heard a shot fired. Police said the suspect accidentally fired a shot inside his own apartment while trying to unload his guns.

    The suspect, 46 year old Ronald Neville, was handcuffed at the scene and taken away by police.

    Neville has been booked into the county jail and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats.

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