Gun goes off during domestic

Man arraigned; no one injured

WARREN — A Vernon Avenue NW resident pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of domestic violence and aggravated menacing during a video arraignment before Warren Municipal Judge Terry Ivanchak.

Anthony D. Massacci, 59, 2220 Vernon Ave. NW, was assigned a $7,500 bond and is scheduled to be in court before Municipal Judge Thomas Gysegem on July 21, court records show.

Massacci is accused of firing a gun during a fight with Roman J. Walker, 28, of South Feederle Drive SE, at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday. Walker is the son of Massacci’s girlfriend, Terri J. Bartholomew, also of 2220 Vernon Ave. NW.

Earlier that evening, Walker and Massacci began arguing over Walker’s mother losing her bank card and identification, according to a police report.

Massacci ordered Walker out of his house and pulled a knife out of his pocket, according to the police report. Walker grabbed a kitchen knife his mother had been using to cut a cantaloupe in order to protect himself.

Massacci, according to Walker, walked out of the room, returned with a gun in his hands and yelled for Walker to leave.

When Bartholomew stepped between the two men, Massacci stated multiple times, “I’ll kill you both” and “Get out of my (expletive) house,” according to the police report.

Walker stated he grabbed the end of the firearm and was fighting to gain control when it fired, the report states. Walker let go of the gun, but a bullet hit the refrigerator, the report states.

Massacci left the room.

When he returned, Walker, thinking Massacci still may have a weapon, began beating him up. However, once he realized Massacci no longer had a gun, he let him go, grabbed his mother, and left the house, the report states.

Walker, according to police, had minor injuries, but refused treatment.

Officers found a gun under the living room couch and a loaded rifle in a closet near the first-floor bedroom, the report states.


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