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Man arrested for shooting at teen, police say

Teen was uninjured

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A SWAT team took a 63-year-old man into custody after he fired a gun at a boy on Saturday, according to the Orlando Police Department.

The man has since been identified as Glenn Houston. Police said Houston was firing a gun around 12:45 p.m. at an apartment complex on the 4000 block of Kirkman Road. Officers say the 17-year-old boy was not injured.

The boy told officers he was playing soccer in the open field next to Houston’s apartment. The 63-year-old called the teen to his back porch where Houston pointed his gun at him, according to an arrest affidavit.

The teen told police that’s when he started to run toward his apartment and heard four shots fired.

After the shooting, officers said witnesses directed them to Houston’s apartment. Police say as they were approaching the witnesses, they heard three more shots fired.

Houston’s wife exited the unit and told officers the man who had fired the gun was inside, according to a news release. She told police she was scared and took the gun from Houston to hide it.

Police said SWAT responded and took the Houston into custody.

Detectives searched his apartment and found .45 caliber casings, bullet holes in the floor by the front door, a loaded magazine on the kitchen counter and shrapnel throughout the living room. Investigators also found a handgun in the bedroom behind a picture frame on the floor, according to an arrest affidavit.

Officers say they also found a neighbor’s car outside of the apartment that was clearly struck by bullets from Houston’s handgun.

Houston is now facing multiple charges including second-degree murder with a firearm, discharging a firearm in public and criminal mischief.


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