Clifford man arrested after gun fired during fight

John S. Koop. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Clifford man is being accused of firing a gun during a fight on the east side of Columbus Friday evening.

According to reports from the Columbus Police Department, officers were called to the 400 block of Pence Street at about 7 p.m. Friday evening after witnesses said a man fired a gun during the brawl.

Police say that there had been a fight between a large number of people including juveniles. 33-year-old John S. Koop is accused of pulling a handgun from his vehicle and firing a shot into the air. Several people tackled Koop and took away his firearm, which was then secured inside a home until police arrived.

Koop is facing a charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department also assisted at the scene and investigation.