Shots Fired at Miller Park From Starter Pistol
Police confirm physical evidence at the scene after a witness reported seeing a man fire a gun, though the casings appear to be from a starter pistol.
Officers converged on Miller Park after a report of shots fired, though only spent casings from a starter pistol were found in the area Saturday night.
No suspects were located at the scene, Det. Lt. Marc Gatcomb said.
Gatcomb said that the call was inadvertently redacted in the city's public crime logs because of a glitch in the program's operation: If officers enter the location of their report with too much information, the system can fail to properly geocode the data, he explained.
"If there was some type of valid safety need...like a person running around with a gun we thought was going to do harm to people, we would've activated a Code Red," he said.
The lieutenant said the city's IT manager would manually check the system's report each morning to ensure such system errors are corrected and all information is correct.
The department does redact some crimes - including non-criminal complaints, traffic stops/accidents, sexual assaults/offenses and homicides - from their public logs.