Alabama man arrested Saturday for firing shots in air, hitting man with gun at private marina in Lookout Valley

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An Alabama man was arrested over the weekend after firing three shots into the air and then hitting a man in the head with a pistol at a private marina on Browns Ferry Road in Lookout Valley.

Chattanooga police were called to the 600 block of Browns Ferry Road at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Hamilton County court records. Callers told 911 dispatchers that the suspect, later identified as 47-year-old Michael James Reed, no longer had the gun and they had "temporary [sic] detained" him.

When police arrived, they spoke to the victim who was bleeding from his head. He told police that he and Reed had been drinking and talking when the topic of an ex came up.

"Tempers flared and they began to fight," court records state.

Reed got upset and went to his boat to retrieve a gun and said something along the lines of, "Ill [sic] get you" and shot three rounds into the air, court records show.