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Menomonee Falls man admits to firing gun inside vehicle, now faces two charges

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WAUKESHA COUNTY — 30-year-old Damero Pickett of Menomonee Falls admits to firing a handgun inside a vehicle. He now faces two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety in Waukesha County.

Police were called to a neighborhood along Cleveland Ave. in Menomonee Falls around 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3rd — to investigate a report of a gunshot being heard.

Damero Pickett

Damero Pickett

According to the criminal complaint, a friend of Pickett came to Menomonee Falls to him up on Tuesday, May 3rd. Pickett told police he got in his friend’s vehicle to show off “his .38 Special revolver.” But “as he was putting bullets inside the gun to show (his friend) how to load the gun, the gun went off and the bullet hit the dashboard of the vehicle.

Pickett’s friend’s three-year-old daughter was sitting in the backseat of the vehicle. But nobody was hurt by the gunfire.

The complaint indicates Pickett “took the gun and bullets over to a pine tree where he hid the gun and bullets with pine needles.” He then planned on getting the gun and bullets after police left the area.

Officers recovered a .38 Special Taurus revolver, a box of 24 unspent cartridges and one fired .38 Special caliber cartridge.

If convicted on the charges, Pickett faces up to ten years in prison and $25,000 in fines for each count.

4 comments

  • cannibal

    As a firearms owner this dude did nothing wrong until the time he tried to cover up the evidence. Negligent discharges happen..even with cops and military. He should have not tried to cover it up. Next time, show it off inside your home.

    • CYNIC

      I’d make one small change, next time show it off at the range. But otherwise ya, too many people have NDs and best case like this everyone just soiled themselves and learned a lesson. If he came clean the cops probably would have given him a slap on the wrist and told him he was damn lucky nobody got hurt. Then again most cities in Waukesha county have firearm discharge laws within city limits, so there’s that.

  • DK

    Yeah accidental discharges happen, but he shouldnt be so wreckless around a child and he shouldnt of lied about the accident. Very careless and dishonorable.

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