Delray Beach man arrested for randomly firing gun from in front of his house

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - A Delray Beach man is in custody after police found him aimlessly firing a gun in front of his home this evening, a police spokeswoman said.

Brian Garrahan, 37, was arrested after officers responded around 6:30 p.m. to his residence in the 900 block of Northwest Second Street, a neighborhood of single-family homes north of Atlantic Avenue and east of Pompey Park.

An officer observed Garrahan indiscriminately firing off shots in front of his home, Delray Beach Police Sgt. Nicole Guerriero said.

No one was struck or injured by the gunfire, Guerriero said.

When the officer arrived, Garrahan went into the house, opened a window and continued to shoot the gun through it, Guerrerio said.

Police set up a perimeter around the residence and called for the SWAT unit, but Garrahan surrendered before the SWAT unit arrived.

It was not immediately clear what type of gun he was using or whether he struck anything. Investigators were processing the crime scene this evening.

Garrahan was taken to the city Police Department and will be booked into the Palm Beach County Jail tonight. He is expected to be charged with discharging a firearm in a public place and could face additional charges, pending the outcome of the investigation, Guerrerio said.

Indications are that Garrahan may have had a fight with his girlfriend, who was not home when the incident took place, Guerrerio said.

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