St. Albans man facing charges after shooting incident

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ST. ALBANS — A St. Albans man is facing a slew of charges after a shooting that took place late Tuesday night.

Police responded to 905 Lower Newton Road at around 11:50 p.m. for the report of shots being fired at the caller and his residence.

The caller said that this incident was part of an ongoing dispute over a vehicle.

The suspect, who was identified as Alfonso Garcia, 40, of St. Albans, had fled the scene in a silver Jeep Cherokee.

Police intercepted the suspect’s vehicle as it turned off from Nason Street onto South Main Street.

Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and located Alfonso Garcia in the vehicle along with four other passengers.

All of the vehicle occupants were from the Burlington area but had recently been staying at a local motel.

Police say Alfonso Garcia and his son, who was also an occupant in the vehicle, went to the victim’s residence with the other vehicle occupants, intending to repossess a motor vehicle from the victim.

Once there, Alfonso became violent when he discovered that the car was no longer at the victim’s residence.

After threatening the victim, police allege Alfonso discharged his firearm at the victim and his house.

A search of the vehicle yielded two handguns.

Police say the serial numbers on both firearms were deliberately destroyed or filed off from the weapons.

The handguns were seized and logged into police evidence.

Garcia was arrested and brought to the St. Albans Police Department for processing.

He was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, persons prohibited from possessing firearms, and false information to a police officer.

Garcia was ultimately lodged at Northwest State Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail.