Groton man arrested for firing shotgun inside residence

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A village of Groton man was arrested by city of Cortland Police yesterday, after they were advised about him firing a 20-gauge shotgun inside a residence in Groton then fleeing the area with his weapon.

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Officers received an advisory around 11 am to be on the lookout for 22-year-old Cross Sheppard, who reportedly fled the Groton area after firing the gun and drove to a friend’s apartment near the corner of Groton Avenue and Stevenson Street in the city.

Nine city officers and detectives responded just before 11:30 am and found Sheppard’s unoccupied vehicle parked directly in front of the Groton Avenue residence, setting up a perimeter and shutting down parts of the street for some time.

Police were then able to contact the man living inside via telephone. He confirmed that Sheppard was in there with him, who subsequently exited the home and turned himself into authorities without further incident.

A 20-gauge shotgun was then located in Sheppard’s vehicle and the Groton Police Department responded to take him into custody.

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