Reading, MA — Deputy Chief David Clark reports that the Reading Police Department arrested a man early Wednesday morning after he allegedly shot a handgun into the air outside a residence in town.
JEFFREY LOGAN, AGE 38, OF READING was arrested and charged with:
- Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
- Discharging a Firearm Within 500 Feet of a Dwelling
- Illegal Possession of a Firearm
- Illegal Possession of Ammunition
- Disturbing the Peace
- Disorderly Conduct
At approximately 11:45 p.m., Reading Police was dispatched to the area of 183 Woburn St. for a report of a weapon being fired, after the victim went to the police station to report the incident.
Through an initial investigation, officers determined that a male, later identified as Logan, approached the victim while he was shoveling snow and subsequently fired a single handgun round into the air. Logan then returned indoors.
Based on their preliminary investigation, Reading Police established a perimeter around the scene and initiated a SWAT callout through the Northeast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC).
Out of an abundance of caution, the residents of the other units inside the home were temporarily evacuated from the building.
“I’m grateful that this incident was resolved efficiently and peacefully,” Deputy Chief Clark said. “This would not have been possible without the support of our law enforcement colleagues at NEMLEC, as well as the Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington Police Departments.”
Reading Police and NEMLEC SWAT officers later confirmed that Logan was in an apartment inside the multi-family dwelling and subsequently obtained a key to the second-floor apartment from the landlord.
At approximately 2:55 a.m., NEMLEC SWAT members entered the apartment and took Logan into custody without incident. Officers subsequently located a silver semi-automatic handgun. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
Logan is scheduled to be arraigned later today in Woburn District Court.