One man surrenders to police after a stand-off that lasts more than an hour.
20-year-old Harrison Breault faces a list of charges including aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm in an occupied space, and child endangerment.
The call came out shortly after 10 last night for reports of a disturbance in the area of East 26th and Elm Streets. Police and SWAT team members surrounded the home. Breault’s two-month-old son was inside while Breault shot into the walls and out of the window into the ground.
Police made contact with the suspect and with the help of a family member convinced him to surrender around 11:30pm. Lieutenant William Marucci of the Erie Police Department tells us, “At that time, our entry team then entered the house and searched the house for the child and did find the child unharmed, lying upstairs on the bed of the master bedroom.”
Police say there were no initial reports of injuries, but that the child will be checked for possible ear damage from the gunfire noise.