Oakland man arrested after allegedly firing shotgun into ground during dispute with woman

Posted Nov. 26, 2013, at 12:23 p.m.

OAKLAND, Maine — A man is facing charges after he apparently fired a shotgun into the ground during a dispute with a woman on Saturday, police said.

Kristian Broz, 37, of Oakland is accused of domestic violence reckless conduct with a firearm and discharge of a firearm near a dwelling, Oakland police Capt. Rick Stubbert said.

The relationship between Broz and the woman, who had lived in the trailer on Oak Street, is unknown, Stubbert said.

After the pair had the altercation, the woman went to leave and Broz apparently grabbed a shotgun from inside the trailer, came out, and fired it into the ground about 10 feet from the woman, Stubbert said.

The victim retreated to a safe location where she called 911, Stubbert said. When police questioned Broz, he was cooperative.

Broz was taken to Kennebec County Jail and later released on $1,000 bail. His bail conditions prohibit him from contacting the woman or possessing a firearm.

Police say they seized the shotgun involved in Saturday’s altercation.

“It could’ve been a lot worse,” Stubbert said.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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