Man accused of getting drunk, firing guns in his yard near public park
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Joseph Manley

By Kevin S. Held, KTVI

OVERLAND, Mo. (KTVI) -- The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged an Overland man Thursday for allegedly firing several dozen rounds in his yard while intoxicated.

According to our news partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Overland police responded to calls of shots being fired Wednesday evening.

Officers heard gunfire coming from the backyard of Joseph Manley. The occupants in the home were ordered outside. Manley told officers he'd been shooting guns.

Police retrieved three guns from Manley's home: an AR-15 rifle, an FNH handgun, and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Investigators believe Manley fired 115 rounds into the trees behind his home using all three firearms. Manley's yard borders Wild Acres Park.

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