Man barricades himself in garage, fires gun near other houses in Irving

IRVING, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man barricaded himself in a garage Friday morning following a fight in which he threatened another individual with a knife, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies report.

After sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, the suspect then discharged a firearm in proximity to other houses.

The suspect, John L. McLaughlin III, 21, was taken into custody a short time later.

He was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, prohibitions on the use and possession of firearms within 500 feet of a residence, second degree menacing and fourth degree criminal mischief. He was held in lieu of $5,000/$10,000 bail and will appear in court at a later date and time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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