Newport man arrested after an altercation involving a shotgun

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NEWPORT — Police arrested a man on assault and reckless endangerment charges following a fight early this morning.

Kyler Baker, 21, of Newport, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and recklessly endangering another person.

Police officers were dispatched to the fight on Bayview Street at around 1:40 a.m.

They arrived at the Family Dollar on Main Street a short time later and located two males, including Baker and a female.

Police allege Baker walked toward the officers upon their arrival and raised his jacket to reveal a firearm.

He subsequently complied with officers to drop the weapon and placed the 12 gauge, short barreled shotgun on the ground.

Officers say they secured the gun and observed that there was a spent shell in the chamber and was warm to the touch.

Newport Police conducted an on-scene investigation and learned that Baker had been involved in an altercation with another man who was at the scene.

During the altercation, he allegedly fired the gun in the direction of the other man.

As a result of the investigation, Baker was taken into custody.

He was held on $10,000 bail at the Northern State Correctional Facility.

There were no injuries as a result of the altercation.

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