Juneau Police Department officers arrested a man obstructing traffic and acting erratically on Egan Drive Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau man arrested following reports of shots fired

Police say shots were fired outside following an argument.

A Juneau man was arrested following multiple reports of gunshots in a Mendenhall Valley neighborhood, according to police.

Matthew Costello, 24, was arrested on charges of two counts of misconduct involving weapons Thursday evening, Juneau Police Department said in a news release.

There are no reported injuries connected to the incident, according to police.

At about 7:24 p.m., Juneau police received multiple calls reporting gunshots fired in the area of Bresee Street, including a call from someone who reported leaving a residence in the 3100 block of Bresee Street in which a man was waving a gun around.

Upon arriving at the residence, officers encountered several people who police describe as intoxicated. Officers learned that there had been an argument between people inside the residence and that a suspect shot several rounds from a pistol while outside the residence, according to police.

A pistol, which was identified as belonging to Costello, was located inside the residence where Costello lives, according to police. Empty shell casings were located on the porch outside.

Costello was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held on $5,000 bail.

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