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Two Janesville men are accused of drunken gunplay

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Stan Stricker
November 9, 2009

53-year-old Paul Botsford and 35-year-old Matthew Splinter have been arrested on chages including Endgangering Safety by the Intoxicated Use of a Firearm.


Police say while responding to multiple reports of shots being fired shortly after midnight Sunday, officers were greeted to the sounds of gunfire on Hamilton Avenue. Police accuse the suspects of firing dozens of shots from a home's second story window. They say at least one other home was hit by gunfire.


Deputy Police Chief Dan Davis praises the responding officers for quickly and accurately assessing the situation, because they could have easily returned fire.



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