Former inmate arrested after shot fired

A man who was recently released from prison held a gun inches from his girlfriend’s face and fired a shot shattering the car window in a Greenwood neighborhood, police said.

They met at the state correctional facility in Edinburgh, where she works as a correctional officer, and he was serving two-and-a-half years for the latest of five prison terms. Both ended up held at gunpoint by police in a church parking lot Tuesday night after a Greenwood officer drew his rifle and crouched behind his vehicle, ordering them both to surrender.

Police had received multiple calls about the gunshot and a man and woman fighting in a vehicle in a residential area. The uproar started on Water Street, and police arrested the man within an hour in the parking lot of Greenwood United Methodist Church on Madison Avenue, where they happened to pull over.

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