Meridian Police arrested a man accused of firing a gun at a woman in the backyard of a private house Wednesday night.

Robert Geoffory, 38, was booked into the Ada County Jail about 9:15 p.m. on suspicion of multiple charges, including two counts of aggravated assault. According to Meridian Deputy Police Chief Tracy Basterrechea, the Meridian Police Department received a call about 8 p.m. Wednesday from the 1400 block of East Franklin Road. The caller said there was a suicidal person at a home there.

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When officers arrived, they were met with a number of scared adults and children, according to Basterrechea. As they investigated, they learned Geoffory was upset and carrying a gun in the home’s backyard, according to police. When a woman tried to talk to him, he fired the gun at her and another man close to her, according to Basterrechea.

Police cleared the scene of bystanders and were able to arrest Geoffory. Once they had him in handcuffs, though, according to Basterrechea, he started to resist them. Because of that, he’s also charged with resisting arrest. In addition to that, he faces one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, because police say they found a metal pipe on his person.

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