Bullets break windows in county building police think they were a hunter's stray shots

December 17, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Bullets shattered windows of the Howard County Gateway Building, which houses many county offices -- including that of the chief of police -- last weekend.

Sgt. Steven E. Keller, police spokesman, said two bullets struck the northern side of the building on the fourth and fifth floors, occupied by the Department of Fire and Rescue Services and Department of Public Works.

Police speculate the shots may have been fired by someone hunting illegally. Investigators found a deer hunting stand, Keller said.

Police Chief James Robey's office is on the other side of the building.

"We're looking to see if hunters were in the area," Keller said. "Let's not make too big a deal out of this."

Pub Date: 12/17/97

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