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Police: Man fired high powered rifle in woods

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Mark Willett (Source: LMDC) Mark Willett (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man is facing charges after a gun scare in Louisville.

Louisville Metro police officers were called to the Louisville Loop near Johnsontown Road and Cane Run Road on a report of possible illegal dumping in a wooded area around 4 p.m. on Thursday.

According to an arrest report, when officers arrived they heard gunshots coming from the woods near a parked red truck.

Police said they spotted Mark Willett leaving the woods with a SKS high powered rifle.

According to police, Willett told them he did not know it was illegal to shoot a gun in the city limits.

Willett is charged with wanton endangerment and criminal trespassing.

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