One woman was shot in the leg and a man was charged with improper handling of a firearm after an alleged shooting earlier this month in a Middletown bar.
A female told Middletown police she was dancing with two friends at 12:50 a.m. Jan. 12 at Tapster’s Bar, 1714 Tytus Ave., when she heard a loud sound. She ran toward the front door, then realized she had been shot in the left leg, according to a police report. She told police she didn’t see a weapon. She was treated at Atrium Medical Center, the report read.
When Middletown police arrived, they saw three men running from the bar. When police spoke to the men they appeared to be “very nervous,” according to the report.
The driver of the car, Terrance Walton, 21, of Middletown, was asked to exit the car. He stood up and told police: “I know you’re going to search the vehicle, so I’m just telling you there is a gun in the center compartment,” according to the report.
Police found a .380 pistol with no rounds in the chamber and seven rounds in the magazine.
Walton also was found to have three bags of marijuana on him with a total weight of 40 grams, police said.
He was charged with improper handling of a firearm and drug abuse/marijuana. His pre-trial hearing is set for Jan. 28 in Middletown Municipal Court, according to records.
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