Biddeford police arrested a robbery suspect and his alleged victim after an incident in which a shot was fired early Saturday morning.

Police said the incident took place in an apartment at 163 Cleaves St. shortly after 1 a.m. They said they received a call reporting a robbery, and the alleged victim, Austin T. Huntley, 18, who lives in the apartment, said he was robbed by Antonio M. Becerril, 19, of Hopedale, Massachusetts.

Police said Huntley told them that he and Becerril scuffled and that Bercerril had a handgun, which went off during the struggle, with a bullet lodging in the wall. No one was hurt by the gunshot, Biddeford police said.

Becerril was located quickly by police and arrested after a brief chase on foot.

While officers were in Huntley’s apartment, they said they noticed a strong smell of marijuana and obtained a search warrant for the apartment, finding a loaded handgun, an assault rifle, a shotgun, ammunition and marijuana.

Police said they believe Becerril planned to rob Huntley of the marijuana in his apartment.

Huntley was charged with aggravated furnishing of drugs. Bail was set at $1,000 and he was taken to York County Jail.

Becerril was charged with robbery and refusing to submit to arrest. He was being held at York County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Police said a 17-year-old girl from Milford, Massachusetts, who was with Becerril was charged with unlawful possession of drugs and illegally transporting drugs by a minor. She was released into the custody of her parents.


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