A Fryeburg man was arrested late Monday night after allegedly firing a gun inside a house where two children were sleeping.

Michael Warren Photo courtesy of Fryeburg Police Department

Fryeburg police went to 315 Portland St. at 11:50 p.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting a shooting. Within a few minutes of arriving, officers took an armed man into custody.

Chief Joshua Potvin said 60-year-old Michael Warren fired two shots from a 9 mm handgun at a 37-year-old man after an argument.

“What exactly they were fighting about is still unknown,” Potvin said in an email Tuesday evening.

Potvin said the man fled the home. Fryeburg police were able to locate the man, who has not been named, on Tuesday. He was not hit by any of the shots fired, according to Potvin.

“The male victim fled the scene after the altercation, however we do not believe he sustained life-threatening injuries,” Potvin said, adding that no other injuries were reported. “The suspect had been consuming alcohol during the time of the incident.”

Potvin said there were two children under the age of 10 sleeping in the home when the gun was fired.

Warren was charged with one count of aggravated reckless conduct, a Class B felony. He was taken to Oxford County Jail in South Paris, where he was being held on $250 cash bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 15 in Bridgton District Court.


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