Man arrested in Palm Springs for firing gun into the air after becoming upset with friend

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A Cathedral City man was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he fired a revolver into the air during an argument with a friend.

Officers from the Palm Springs Police Department responded to Valencia Road for reports of shots fired at 3:40 am. A search was conducted of the area and Rocky Rucker, 31, was spotted trying to hide a yard of a residence, according to the PSPD.

Officers located a revolver near Rucker containing live and previously fired ammunition. Rucker was found to have prior felony convictions prohibiting him from possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Rucker was arrested for discharging a firearm in a negligent manner, concealing a stolen firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and several other firearms charges.

The Palm Springs Police Department would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident. You can call the Detective Bureau at 760-778-8411 or anonymous information can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 760-341-7867.


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