Seattle police say the man is a felon and not legally permitted to possess a firearm.
A 29-year-old man was arrested after he celebrated the Fourth of July by firing an assault-style rifle in the air at his West Seattle home, according to a police statement.
He was booked into King County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm.
Court records show the man’s prior charges include taking a motor vehicle without permission, residential burglary and theft of a firearm, police say. As a felon, he cannot legally possess a gun.
Officers were patrolling the 4200 block of Southwest Dakota Street when they heard gunfire around 11:30 p.m. Monday. Witnesses told police a group of men came out of a house on the block and fired gunshots before going back inside.
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The officers spoke to 10 people inside the home and found the AK-47-style rifle behind a washing machine.
No one was injured in the incident.