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Gun fired in attempt to stop repossession, police say


A man trying to stop a repossession fired a gun, according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.

Michael R. Sutera, 40, of rural Angola, was charged with felony criminal recklessness with a firearm and pointing a firearm, the department said.

Just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a report about road rage on westbound U.S. 20 near the LaGrange County line.

The vehicles had crossed the county line and were stopped by LaGrange County sheriff’s deputies, the statement said.

Witnesses told police that at least one shot was fired from a handgun in the 9700 block of west U.S. 20 in Steuben County.

Police said Sutera was trying to help a friend stop the repossession. The type of vehicle involved was not immediately available.

Sutera later posted a $1,000 bond and was released.