A heated argument between two individuals sparked by a missed meeting allegedly led to a single gunshot ringing through the air and now a man who appears to have some law enforcement training faces misdemeanor charges.
It was just after midnight when police say they received a walk-in complaint regarding an altercation involving Jeffrey Mesias.
According to the magistrate complaint, Mesias was at a residence in Ordot when the victim and a witness arrived. Mesias allegedly approached them and started to call the victim out to fight.
The report states that after about 15 to 20 minutes Mesias proceeded back to his vehicle and came back with a pistol that was placed on top of the bed cover.
He then continued to argue with the victim, then proceeded back to the vehicle, took the pistol and pointed the pistol up into the air. The victim told police that he then heard and observed Mesias firing one round with the pistol.
When police located Mesias he admitted to police that he did discharge the firearm but it was to ensure that the gun was clear, stating that he pointed the firearm in the air and pulled the trigger.
He also told police that he knew the victim through the Criminal Justice Academy and that he has gone through the firearm training, adding that he was taught how to clear a firearm.
According to the report, Mesias was charged with the discharge of a firearm and disorderly conduct.