Man kicks down door, narrowly misses child with gun shot: Winnipeg police

A man is facing several serious charges after Winnipeg police say someone fired a shotgun through the front door of a home and nearly hit a child.

The troubling incident unfolded around 9 p.m. Monday when police received a report that a man had kicked in the door to a porch in the 700 block of Home Street before firing a shot through the front door to the home and narrowly missing a child inside.

When the report came in, officers were already en route to a home about a block away, in the 600 block of Arlington Street.

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Police had been told a man was trying to kick in the doors to the home and had already come to the house the previous two nights.

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The people living there had barricaded the rear door with a two-by-four before officers arrived, the force says.

Police say a suspect dropped a sawed-off shotgun when they arrived and had to be chased and tased before being arrested.

Investigators believe methamphetamine may have been a factor in the incidents.

A 31-year-old man is facing a list of charges, including discharging a prohibited firearm with intent, possessing a firearm obtained by crime, and break and enter.

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