Man charged after shots fired on north end

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Wilbur Hurt

Wilbur Hurt

A St. Joseph man has been charged after allegedly firing off a weapon last week during a domestic disturbance on the north side of town.

Wilbur Hurt, is charged in Buchanan County with a felony for unlawful use of a weapon.

According to court documents, on Thursday police responded to the 200 block of E. Highland Ave. where Hurt allegedly displayed and fired a weapon in what authorities described as an angry or threatening manner.

“The defendant was engaged in a domestic assault of a female victim who lives with him.  he then shot at several neighbors who came to her aid, injuring two of them,” said Det. Frank Till with the St. Joseph Police Department. “The defendant used a firearm to assault the victim’s in this case.  He has a previous conviction for domestic assault.”

As we previously reported, a man was arrested for investigation of unlawful use of a firearm last week near 3rd and Highland after police said he fired a shotgun and injured people during the incident.

Hurt is being held on $10,000 cash bond.  An arraignment is set for Tuesday.