Army member allegedly ‘shoots up’ block with AR-15 claiming wife cheated
A US Army member turned his quiet Brooklyn block into a shooting range, firing his AR-15 into his own car and a neighbor’s home while accusing his wife of infidelity, authorities allege.
Harold Beard, a veteran of campaigns in both Iraq and Afghanistan, allegedly pointed his assault rifle out of the second-floor window of his Dyker Heights home at around 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 7, squeezing off at least 29 rounds, officials said.
“My wife is cheating on me,” Beard, 28, told responding cops, according to a criminal complaint. “I have an AR-15, I shot at my car, I shot it out of the window.”
No injuries were reported, but two rounds punched into Beard’s Cadillac as more sailed across 82nd Street and blew out a pair of windows at a neighbor’s home, authorities said.
“Thank God we were in the back because the bullets went straight through the window,” that neighbor, who declined to give his name, said Sunday.
“They could’ve killed my baby,” he added, noting that he has three kids, including a 4-year-old.
Another neighbor described the wild scene — and how Beard brought it to an end as quickly as he allegedly began it.
“I get up to take a piss and I see all the cop cars coming down . . . [police] running out of the car,” said that local, who also declined to give his name.
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