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Man pleads guilty to firing shotgun near Mink Shoals homes

By From staff reports

A Charleston man who was arrested after he shot a gun near homes in Mink Shoals has pleaded guilty in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Aaron Shaffer, 27, pleaded guilty to firing a weapon within 500 feet of a dwelling. He was walking on Dutch Road on April 2 with a shotgun in the early morning, and several residents called 911 to report they heard shots fired.

One resident's home was hit 10-15 times. 

Shaffer's home was later searched by a bomb squad as a precaution. He will be sentenced later this month by Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman.


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