Exchanging gunshots


Police arrested a man for supposedly engaging in a gun battle with another male.

The incident occurred in front of the Jazz U Up Barber Shop at 16th and Tasker streets at approximately 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, with officers observing two men shooting at each other, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. A law enforcement agent chased one of the gun wielders who fled eastbound along Tasker Street. Unable to capture him, they did, however, locate a gun under a vehicle.

Inspecting the scene, police discovered one bullet had gone through the store’s front glass door, with no injuries occurring. While guarding the scene, they learned a man was hiding under a vehicle, leading them to arrest Amir James. They charged him with possession of an instrument of crime, aggravated and simple assault, firearms violations, and recklessly endangering another person. SPR