A local man is facing assault and endangerment charges after his arrest Saturday evening.
Terry Shull is charged with three counts of endangerment, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct after firing a gun in the direction of his wife, police said.
Maricopa police responded to a call from a resident on West Alexandra Court in Rancho El Dorado who reported their father was allegedly intoxicated and firing a gun in the home. As officers arrived at the home, Shull came out with his hands in the air and allegedly told police he had fired a handgun.
While being interviewed, Shull said during an argument with his wife he retrieved a pistol from a locked safe. The pistol, he said, was typically not loaded and had the safety on. He allegedly told authorities he accidentally fired the pistol to the left of his wife in the master bedroom, police said.
Officers confirmed Shull’s actions with physical evidence of a shell casing and a bullet in the bedroom, police said. Shull’s wife stated her husband said he was going to shoot the gun after raising it to her. The couple’s two children were in the home during the incident and one of them called police, according to the police report.
Shull was arrested and booked into Pinal County Jail. He was no longer being held as of late Tuesday morning, according to online inmate records.