Man arrested after discharging a gun in his apartment

A Rome man is facing numerous charges following a ‘shots fired’ incident on East Bloomfield Street.

The Rome Police Department said André Ferrier, 30, negligently discharged a firearm inside his apartment, with the bullet passing through walls into another apartment.

Fortunately, they say no one was hurt.

According to police, Ferrier does not have a license to own a firearm.

Officers say they seized three non-serialized handguns, commonly known as ghost weapons, along with several parts that could be used to create other ghost weapons.

They also found an assault rifle, a shotgun, gunsmith tools, several magazines and various ammunition.

Police say the possession of the guns violated a restraining order that had been served on Ferrier prior to the incident.

Ferrier was charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and criminal contempt.

He was transported to Rome police headquarters, processed, and transported to central arraignment.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Rome Police Department TIP line at: (315) 3899-7744 Where or Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at: 1(866) 7308477. Calls to Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers will remain confidential.

[EDITOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Rome Police Department.  Arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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