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Abilene man arrested for pointing gun at family, firing, fighting with police

ABILENE, Texas - An Abilene man is behind bars after police say he pointed a gun at his family, fired it and then fought with officers when they tried to arrest him.

Ellis Vincent Clark, 36, is charged with aggravated assault, discharging a firearm in city limits, resisting arrest and failure to give police his real name.

Around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call for shots fired at the Riviera Apartments at North 6th Street and Mockingbird Lane, catty corner from Abilene High School.

According to incident and arrest report, Clark pointed a gun at the vehicle his wife and two children were sitting in. He then fired the gun “in an unknown direction.”

When police arrived, Clark shouted at the officers and told them to leave. He then fought with the officers when they tried to arrest him.

Police say Clark also gave them a fake name.

Clark is being held in the Taylor County Jail on bonds totaling $46,500.


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