Shots fired into ceiling by student at weekend party

Rounds barely miss man sleeping on floor above



Bloomington police arrested an IU student after he fired a gun at a party early Saturday morning, Bloomington Police Department Capt. Joe Qualters said.

Bobby D. Davis, 21, faces preliminary charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon, a class C felony; criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a class D felony; and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Bloomington Police Department officers were dispatched to a house in the 100 block of North Roosevelt Street at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of shots being fired, Qualters said, reading from a police report. When they arrived, people already in the house directed them to Davis, who had no weapon on his person when they searched him.

Davis told the officers that one of his friends got into a fight in which several people "took him to the ground," so he took a .45-caliber pistol from the waistband of his jeans and fired two rounds into the ceiling, Qualters said. Davis said other people in the house pushed him into the kitchen and took the gun from his hands.

Several witnesses confirmed this story, according to the report.

Qualters said the rounds went through the floor of a second-story bedroom where someone was sleeping on a mattress on the floor. The occupant was unharmed, Qualters said, but told police the rounds hit the floor very near the place where he was

sleeping.

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