Suspect charged in firing gun along I-270

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – The Maryland Heights Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened along I-270 just south of I-70.

The incident occurred around 3 pm Saturday afternoon on the northbound shoulder of I-270, when a man parked his vehicle, exited the car and began shooting a handgun into the air.

Police officers were dispatched the scene and arrested the suspect without incident.

A spokesperson for the Maryland Heights Police Department says a gun was recovered.

There were no injuries to the officers or passing motorist.

3 lanes of the interstate were closed as a precaution, but were quickly reopened once the suspect was taken into custody.

On Sunday police announced that 45-year-old Marvin Byrd had been charged with unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

He is currently being held at the St. Louis County Jail in Clayton on a $40,000 bond.