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Roseville man arrested after reportedly firing gun at neighbors

Joseph Phillip Dodd.
Joseph Phillip Dodd. Rosville Police Department

A Roseville man suspected of firing a gun at two neighbors was arrested Wednesday night in the Antelope area of Sacramento. No one was injured, the Roseville Police Department said.

Joseph Phillip Dodd, 28, was later arrested without incident in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant on Watt Avenue.

Roseville police, in a news release, detailed what led to the arrest.

At 5:17 p.m., officers responded to several calls about a shot fired in the 500 block of Sixth Street. A man driving a silver sedan had cruised past a house a few times, where a group of people were outside socializing on the porch. On his last pass, the man stopped, got out of his car and approached the group. He pointed a handgun at two of the residents and fired a single shot, which didn’t hit anyone. The man then drove away.

The suspect was identified as Dodd, who lived in the same neighborhood. He wasn’t acquainted with the neighbors, and the motive for the shooting is unclear. Officers investigated and eventually found Dodd at the restaurant. He was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered from his car.

Dodd was booked into the Placer County jail on suspicion of assault with a firearm. He’s being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.