Police: Bullets strike Concord home during 'celebratory gunfire' on New Year's Eve

Police: Bullets strike Concord home during 'celebratory gunfire' on New Year's Eve
Ellis
Ellis
Rogers
Rogers

CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - No one was hurt when shots were fired into a Concord home during "celebratory gunfire" on New Year's Eve, police say.

According to the Concord Police Department, Gregory Ellis and Steven Rogers Jr. are accused of shooting guns shortly after midnight on Monday morning to celebrate the start of the new year. The shots were fired into a home on Robbins Street, police say.

Ellis was charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied property, discharging a firearm in the city limits and possessing a firearm by a felon. Officers say Ellis has been previously charged with second-degree murder and soliciting indecent liberties with a child.

He was placed in the Cabarrus County Jail under a $70,000 secured bond.

Rogers was charged with discharging a firearm in city limits and possessing a firearm as a felon. Police say Rogers was previously sentenced on assault and drug charges. He was also previously charged with driving while impaired, according to police.

Rogers was given a $50,000 secured bond.

The police department released this statement:

"As stated in our previous press release, we take celebratory gunfire very serious and will attempt to hold those accountable that put others' lives in danger. Based on the serious nature of these charges and the criminal histories of these offenders, the Concord Police Department will consult with the Cabarrus County District Attorney's Office and the United States Attorney's Office to determine if further state or federal charges will apply in this case."

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