Man fires shots at car with people inside, police say

Man fires shots at car with people inside, police say
Janesville Police Department
Alan Banner

A 76-year-old man was arrested Monday night after police say he fired a gun at a car with two people in it.

Alan W. Banner faces disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering safety charges. Authorities say they were called to 209 West Ridge Road for reports of shots fired.

Police believe the incident began as a domestic violence situation. Officers were called out to the residence around 9 p.m. The caller claimed Banner shot the front tire of his car while they and another person were in the vehicle.

Banner then went back inside the residence. Members of the Janesville Police Department Crisis Negotiations Team were called to the scene. Negotiators were able to get Banner to come out of the residence. Banner was taken into custody without additional incident or injury at 11:10 p.m.

Banner is currently being held at the Rock County Jail for charges related to the incident.

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