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Nuggets Guard Leonard Arrested

April 17, 2001 GMT

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) _ Denver Nuggets guard Voshon Lenard was arrested Monday on misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a weapon after allegedly shooting at deer from his yard.

A neighbor called police shortly before 3 p.m. saying she saw a man shooting a handgun in her back yard, said W. Joe Carns, public information officer for the city police department.

Police said Lenard had shot two rounds from a .45-caliber handgun into the air in an attempt to scare some deer, according to Carns.

``Any time you discharge a firearm in the city, there is the risk someone could be injured,″ Carns said. ``Once the bullet leaves a firearm, you don’t know where it’s going and it could hurt someone.″

Lenard, 27, was arrested at his home and later released on a summons, Carns said. He did not know when Lenard was scheduled to appear in court.