Man arrested after shooting gun in air

Published 7:42 pm Monday, January 4, 2010

A dispute over fireworks has led to the arrest of a Moss Point man after a bullet from a gun he fired into the air landed in his neighbor’s house.

The 27-year-old man was arrested for shooting into an occupied dwelling after an altercation with neighbors in Hattiesburg.

Police spokesman Synarus Green said that Kevin Hinton was arrested Friday night.

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Green said officers on the scene reported the altercation was because someone wouldn’t stop shooting fireworks.

Police say Hinton went into the house, came outside with a handgun and fired several rounds in the air.