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Weedsport man arrested in D.C. area for allegedly firing gun near hotel
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Weedsport man arrested in D.C. area for allegedly firing gun near hotel

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A Weedsport man was arrested Jan. 1 near Washington, D.C., for allegedly firing a gun in the vicinity of a hotel.

Moses Geri, 38, was arrested at about 2 a.m. after police responded to a report of a person with a gun in the Rosslyn area of Arlington, Virginia. According to a news release from the Arlington County Police Department, responding officers saw Geri on a sidewalk holding a firearm as they arrived. He was compliant and taken into custody without incident.

The department said a person in a hotel room heard gun shots outside. When they looked outside, they observed Geri pointing a gun upward toward their window.

"The suspect then entered their vehicle, retrieved a second firearm, and was observed by the victim pointing it upwards again," the department said.

There were no injuries, nor property damage, as a result of the incident.

Moses Geri

Moses Geri

When contacted by The Citizen, the department provided little information outside of its news release. It declined to release Geri's full arrest report in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, citing state law that makes disclosures related to a criminal investigation non-mandatory. The department only released a report summary saying that Geri "brandished multiple firearms at multiple people while intoxicated."

Geri was charged with two counts of discharge of a firearm in a public place, two counts of discharge of a firearm in/across a road, two counts of brandishing a firearm, two counts of discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, one count of reckless handling of a firearm and one count of being drunk in public.

He is being held without bond and his hearing is scheduled for March 16 in Arlington General District Court.

Lake Life Editor David Wilcox can be reached at (315) 282-2245 or david.wilcox@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @drwilcox.

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I edit The Citizen's features section, Lake Life, and weekly entertainment guide, Go. I've also been writing for The Citizen and auburnpub.com since 2006, covering arts and culture, business, food and drink, and more.

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