Newport man arrested following shooting

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NEWPORT — Police in Newport arrested a man after a shooting last night.

Larry Brown, 49, of Newport was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

On Thursday, police initiated an investigation after a man arrived at the station and reported that Brown had shot at him following an argument.

The man alleged Brown fired two shots in his direction, but neither round struck him.

Police say they conducted a more thorough on-scene investigation at Brown’s residence, where the altercation allegedly occurred.

Through their investigation, police allege that Brown and the victim had been spending time together when an argument ensued and that Brown fired a weapon at the victim as he was leaving.

A spent shell casing was located on the ground at the scene and seized as evidence.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Brown was released on his own recognizance, on the condition that he not consume alcohol or be in the possession of any firearms or deadly weapons.

He was also ordered to stay away from the victim and that he appears for his arraignment, which was scheduled for today at 12:30 p.m.

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