YUMA, Ariz. – A man admitted to firing a handgun in an alley Thursday. Officers responded to the 1200 Block of W. 20th Place for a report of shots fired Thursday night. Officers contacted 25-year -old Ernesto Uribe Flores, in front of his home at 1281 W. 20th PL.
Police said Ernesto Uribe Flores was intoxicated and admitted to firing his handgun in the alley behind the residence. Officers recovered fifteen 9mm casings in the alley. A 9mm handgun, two empty handgun magazines and a box of 9mm ammunition were recovered and taken as evidence.
Flores admitted he discharged the gun because he was drunk and happy.
No injured persons or damaged property was found when the officers canvassed the area.
Anyone in the area with damage they believe to be from a falling bullet is encouraged to call the Yuma Police Department to report the occurrence at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.