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Man charged with shooting a gun in Morehead City

Michael Chinn, 32, is accused of shooting a gun in the air and then going back inside his home...
Michael Chinn, 32, is accused of shooting a gun in the air and then going back inside his home in Morehead City early Sunday morning.(Morehead City Police Department)
Published: Mar. 7, 2021 at 11:31 AM EST
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CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A man was arrested for shooting a weapon in the air outside his home on Bridges Street in Morehead City early Sunday morning.

The Carteret County Emergency Communications Center received lots of calls about multiple gunshots heard near the 2200 blocks of Bridges and Fisher streets. Morehead City Police officers saw the man firing his weapon and then going back inside his home during their investigation.

Morehead City Police, the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, Atlantic Beach Police and members of the Carteret County Special Response Team came out to the call and were able to make contact with the suspect, Michael Chinn, 32, who was taken into custody.

Chinn is charged with discharging a firearm within city limits.

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