by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:
SALISBURY, N.C. - Friday morning Salisbury police responded to a strange call. They said a man was shooting a gun in an apartment complex and when they got to the Clancy Hills Apartments they found Bryan Ascencion.
"I don't know what would make him react like that because if you talk to him he's calm, nice neighbor Marqueece Johnson said.
Channel 9 went by Ascencion's apartment where he lives with his girlfriend and two children, according to police. They were first called around 6:30 am.
"Kids everywhere around here--from left to right," Johnson said. "I don't believe nothing was big enough where you just start shooting in a neighborhood full of kids and all that."
Police said he beat his girlfriend inside the apartment with a skateboard. She fled with the kids.
"She was just in shock and she was just crying," neighbor Minnie Jackson said.
Police said he started firing with a 12 gauge shotgun, hitting two buildings. Officers said he then walked down the stairs with that gun, wouldn't listen to them, and then dropped the weapon and tried to leave in a Ford Explorer. Police shocked him with a Taser and took him into custody.
Ascencion is facing a slew of charges, including shooting into an occupied dwelling and assault with a deadly weapon. He's behind bars on a $50,000 bond.