Three arrested following investigation into Sault Ste. Marie altercation

SAULT STE. MARIE — Three people were arrested following police investigation into an altercation at a Sault Ste. Marie residence.

At approximately 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, officers from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department responded to the Holiday Gas Station on W Portage Avenue for a suspicious situation. Officers spoke with an individual who stated that he was involved in an altercation at a different location in which gun shots were fired.

Further investigation into the incident led to the execution of search warrants at two separate residences in Sault Ste. Marie. A sawed off shotgun and a semi-automatic handgun were recovered, along with evidence that both firearms were discharged into the floor of one of the residences.

Drug use is suspected to have played a role in the firearms being shot into the floor. No injuries were reported.

As a result of the search warrants, officers recovered a small amount of suspected narcotics and stolen property from a separate complaint. Two people have been arrested and are awaiting arraignment in Chippewa County, and a third person was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

No further information is being released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Department is working with the Chippewa County Prosecutor’s Office in this investigation.