OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man was arrested on assault and weapons charges on Sunday after allegedly firing two shots from a BB-gun into a passing vehicle before fleeing on foot and being captured by his victims.
Around noon on Sunday, Ocean City Police responded to the area of 14th Street and St. Louis Ave. for a reported weapons violation. When OCPD officers arrived, they found a suspect, later identified as Devin J. Gales, 18, of Ocean City, being detained by two victims. The investigation revealed Gales was in the area of 14th Street and St. Louis Ave. when he allegedly fired a replica firearm into a passing vehicle.
Gales then fled west toward St. Louis Ave. Two males in the passing vehicle chased Gales and detained him in the area of 14th Street and St. Louis Ave. before calling police. The replica firearm was located nearby and, despite its close resemblance to a handgun, was later determined to be an airsoft BB gun.
Gales has been charged with possession of a replica gun, discharging an air-gun within city limits, two counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree assault. Gales was taken before a District Court Commissioner and is currently being held at the Public Safety Building on a $5,000 bond