Man Charged With Firing Gun During Fight

CLEAR SPRING, Md. (AP) — A 31-year-old man has been charged with first-degree assault after police say he fired shots at an acquaintance during a fight in Clear Spring.

The shots were fired around 1 a.m. Saturday. State police say 31-year-old Daniel Lapole of Big Pool was fighting with 43-year-old George Rodgers of Clear Spring when Rodgers approached Lapole with a large pipe wrench.

Police say Lapole grabbed a handgun and climbed into his vehicle. Police say Lapole fired several shots at Rodgers as Rodgers was running away.

In addition to first-degree assault, Lapole is charged with reckless endangerment and handgun offenses. Police say the two men are acquaintances and that no one was injured by the gunshots.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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