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    Man accused of firing gun near baby, mom in Pottsville

    By Jalen Rhodes,


    POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man has been charged after allegedly holding a child at gunpoint after a dispute with a woman.

    According to the officers on June 5 around 6:00 p.m., they were called to a home on West Race Street in Pottsville for a report of shots fired.

    Upon arrival, the victim was screaming “he shot my baby” and stated to officers that 47-year-old Kenneth Jeffrey Williams, of Pottsville, fled the scene.

    The criminal complaint states the victim told officers the dispute took place between the two after she stated she no longer wanted to be in a relationship with him.

    Woman allegedly chased, threatened man with large knife

    Court documents explained Williams pointed the gun at the victim before he heard someone come to the back door and then pointed the gun at the victim’s one-year-old son.

    Police say the when victim moved over to the doorway with her other child, she stated she heard a loud bang, and her ears began to ring.

    While on scene, investigators say they found a bullet hole in the wall which was in close proximity to the victim and her child.

    Officials note during the search of the home they located Williams in the basement.

    Officers have charged Williams with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, simple assault, possession of a firearm, and several other related offenses.

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