FARMINGTON — A 31-year-old Layton man realized after he was arrested that firing a gun at a party to end a quarrel was not a wise decision.
Reuben Samuel Carrasco is charged with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor; discharge of a firearm, a class B misdemeanor; and intoxication, a class C misdemeanor.
Carrasco appeared in 2nd District Court on Wednesday. A felony arraignment hearing is set for June 13.
Layton Police Officer Jeff Roderick said police were called to an apartment complex at 1517 W. 1650 North at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday after a man fired a gun at the ground.
Carrasco was hosting a party for friends at the location. A man came to the party and got into an argument with Carrasco about the amount of beer being served, Roderick said.
Carrasco went into his apartment and came back out with a black 9 mm handgun. When the man asked Carrasco again about getting his fair share of beer, Carrasco fired the gun into the ground near the man, Roderick said.
When officers arrived, the party had moved back into the apartment. Officers were able to reach Carrasco’s girlfriend by phone. She came outside, Roderick said. She told police three children were inside the apartment.
Officers entered the apartment and found Carrasco sitting in a chair with one of the children. When asked about the shooting, Carrasco admitted to officers he shot the gun to scare the man away.
Roderick said when Carrasco was asked if a better option would have been to call police instead of shooting the gun into the ground, Carrasco told the officer, “Lord knows I should’ve done that.”