The Des Moines Register reports
A Des Moines man told police he fired a gun into the air to scare a group of juveniles who had attacked his fiancee.
When officers arrived, they found David Kevin Walker Jr., 29, standing in front of his house, unarmed. Police detained Walker without incident.
Walker told police his fiancee had walked outside their house and yelled across Dean Avenue for their neighbors to quiet down. A group of juveniles ran across the street and attacked the woman, Walker told officers.
They dragged her to a corner of the intersection of East 16th Street and Dean Avenue and began punching her in the face, Walker told officers. He said he grabbed his gun and ran toward the group, firing two shots into the air.
The juveniles stopped and ran away after he fired the shots, he said, and Walker put the gun away in his home.
Walker’s fiancee had a bloody nose and bruising and swelling to her face.
Walker was charged with reckless use of a firearm.
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