San Mateo County man arrested for firing gun inside home with toddlers

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A 33-year-old man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of firing a gun inside a home in North Fair Oaks while two toddlers were in the next room, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

At 10:41 p.m. Sunday, San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 100 block of Amherst on a report of shots fired, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. Responded deputies learned there had been a domestic disturbance — after an argument between residents, suspect Christopher Green retrieved a gun from a back bedroom and fired a single round into a closet, they said.

“Two young toddlers were in the next room when Green discharged the firearm,” the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies found the firearm and the bullet lodged in the door frame of a closet.

Green was arrested and booked on charges including felony discharge of a firearm with gross negligence and felony cruelty to a child.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Detective Bureau at 650-599-1536 or the anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700