An Evansville man was arrested over the weekend after police say he fired a gun during an incident near Franklin Street.
It all started early on Sunday morning around 3:00 a.m. when an officer who had been working off-duty at a Franklin Street bar was approached by someone who said there was a large fight going on in a nearby alley.
The officer said that as he went toward the alley, he could see a large crowd with people yelling and recording with their cell phones.
That's when the police officer says he saw 24-year-old Averil Jackson of Evansville walking toward the crowd yelling before raising a handgun in the air and firing it.
The officer says that Jackson began to run away, but that he was taken into custody after being told to stop.
Jackson was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of Criminal Reckless With a Deadly Weapon and Public Intoxication but has since been released on a $1,500 bond.