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Man charged with firing gun near Deer District as fans celebrated Bucks title

2021 NBA Finals Game 6 - Phoenix Suns v Milwaukee Bucks

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 20: An exterior view of the Fiserv Forum in the Deer District during fireworks after the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game Six of the 2021 NBA Finals on July 20, 2021 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Kena Krutsinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

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An 18-year-old Milwaukee man is charged after authorities say he fired a handgun into the air near the Deer District as hundreds of fans were celebrating the Milwaukee Bucks victory in the NBA Finals.

The man was charged last week with being a felon in possession of a firearm and disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon, according to a criminal complaint made public Monday.

The complaint said that after the Bucks’ win, officers responded to a report of shots fired near the Deer District. One officer pointed out a suspect as fans began to run away. Police ordered the man to the ground and found he had a semi-automatic Glock 23 that was missing several rounds, WTMJ-TV reported.

The man is due to appear in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Online court records do not list an attorney for him, but he was appointed a public defender.

There were other arrests for shooting that night near the Deer District as well.