Greenwood man arrested after firing handgun during altercation

Incident# 51-15-6568 Date: 6/14/15

Released By: Det. Dwight Young/ Criminal Division

On 6/14/15 the Milford Police Criminal Division arrested and charged a 47yo Greenwood man stemming from a domestic dispute that occurred at a residence located in the 100 block of NW Front St. Robert G. Cook was charged with Reckless Endangering 1st Degree (3 counts), Aggravated Menacing (2 counts), Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and Felony Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts). Milford Police Patrol Division initially received a report of a verbal domestic dispute at the residence. While en route to the residence another report had been received stating that a gunshot was heard inside the residence. Milford Police arrived at the residence and took Cook into custody without incident. Detectives later discovered that Cook had been involved in a verbal altercation with other individuals at the residence that he had been visiting. During the dispute, Cook obtained a handgun and pointed the handgun at individuals inside the residence. As other individuals attempted to subdue Cook and remove the handgun from his possession, Cook fired a round from the handgun barely missing the individuals. They then attempted to hold Cook down until the Milford Police arrived. There were two children present during the incident, ages 3 and 7 months. Cook was arraigned and committed to SCI in default of $32,500.00 cash bond.

R. Cook

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