A landlord and tenant got into a fight Thursday night, resulting in the landlord firing a handgun at the tenant, but no one was hit, according to Lake Geneva police.
Officers were called to the residence in the 700 block of North Street at about 11:53 p.m. Thursday and arrested Kevin Aumuller, 49, on charges of battery, criminal trespass to a dwelling, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer, according to a police statement released Friday night.
The 77-year-old landlord told police he thought he smelled something burning, so he checked on his second-floor tenant, Aumuller.
That resulted in a “physical confrontation” between the two men and the landlord being thrown down a flight of stairs, according to the release.
The landlord fled to his apartment, Aumuller chased him, the landlord got a handgun and fired once in Aumuller’s direction, the release states.
Aumuller then ran back to his apartment and was taken into custody without incident, the release states.
Aumuller was booked into the Walworth County Jail,
No one at the police department was available to clarify the story Friday night.
Aumuller made his initial court appearance Friday, according to online court records, and was released on a signature bond.
Conditions of the bond include no possession or consumption of alcohol, no possession of firearms or other weapons, and no contact with victims.