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West Shore Road Man Charged With Firing Gun While Intoxicated

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Warwick Police arrested Michael Gustafson, 40, of 3274 West Shore Road, charging him with firing a hand gun while intoxicated April 3.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Warwick Police arrested Michael Gustafson, 40, of 3274 West Shore Road, charging him with firing a hand gun while intoxicated April 3.
[CREDIT: WPD] Warwick Police arrested Michael Gustafson, 40, of 3274 West Shore Road,on April 3.
[CREDIT: WPD] Michael Gustafson, 40, of 3274 West Shore Road.
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Warwick, RI — Warwick Police responded to the area of 3260 West Shore Road Sunday at 12:22 p.m. for a report of shots fired, arresting a 40-year-old man for firing a hand gun while intoxicated, a felony.

Warwick Police arrested Michael Gustafson, 40, of 3274 West Shore Road, said WPD Capt. Rick Rathbun, after speaking with neighbors in the area, who directed them to a group of people responsible for the gun fire nearby at the address.

There was no property damage and no injury reported as a result of the gun fire, Rathbun said.

Following an investigation by patrol officers and detectives, Rathbun said, “Officers located evidence of discharge of fire arm at the address.”

Police arrested Gustafson at about 12:49 p.m., charging him with firing a hand gun while intoxicated, a felony, and also with discharging a firearm in a confined space, a misdemeanor.

Gustafson, who was on probation for one year following a  plea of no contest to a driving with a suspended license charge Oct. 13, 2015, was held as a probation violator as a result of the latest charges, Rathbun said.

Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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