Attempted burglary foiled by Davenport resident with shotgun

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) — Police say a group of people up to no good were chased away by a resident with a shotgun early Friday morning, March 31, 2017.

The incident happened in the 2300 block of Gaines Street around 5:12 a.m. Police say the resident, 30-year-old Brandon Wagner, was asleep and was woken up by the sound of his back door being kicked in.

Wagner grabbed a shotgun and confronted several people on his porch. When they saw the gun, police say they ran from the home. Wagner told police he shot off a round in the air as they were running away and another when they got into a vehicle in the alley and sped off.

Wagner was charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits. Police are investigating the attempted burglary. Anyone with information should call police at 563 326-6125 or submit an anonymous tip via their mobile app CityConnect Davenport, IA.