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McKeesport police recover guns, ammunition and bayonet

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Weapons recovered from a home in the 2800 block of Morlock Street on Wednesday include a 12-guage shotgun, a.22 caliber rifle, a 7.62 mm AK-47 rifle and a bayonet.

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Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, 12:26 a.m.
 

Guns, ammunition and a bayonet were recovered from a house along the 2800 block of Morlock Street in McKeesport on Wednesday evening.

Police arrested David Quezada Jr., 18, at the residence and charged him in connection with the weapons. Officers were initially called to the area at approximately 6:45 p.m. for a call of shots fired.

Recovered in the home were a 12-gauge shotgun, a .22-caliber rifle, a 7.62 mm AK-47 rifle, a bayonet and an air-powered pistol.

Quezada told police at the scene he was showing the AK-47 to friends when he fired two rounds into a bedroom closet. Quezada said he knew there were other people in the residence but never intended to hurt or put anyone in danger.

Charging documents indicate there were numerous bullet holes inside the closet and state that police have received several calls for shots fired in the area. Police say it appears all the shots fired in the home were contained within its walls.

Quezada is charged with five counts of reckless endangerment of another person and single counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and false reports. He was released from Allegheny County Jail after posting $10,000 bail and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing in McKeesport on Aug. 11.

Police reports indicate six other individuals who were at the home at the time of the arrest are being cited as visitors to a disorderly house.

Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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