Iowa man fired gun after neighbor said it wasn’t real, police say

WATERLOO, Iowa — An Iowa man is facing gun charges after firing a shot during a Sunday night dispute with a neighbor.

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Court records indicate that Tianzo Earl McNabb, 42, pulled out a pistol during the argument and pointed it at his Waterloo neighbor. When the neighbor said he thought that the weapon was a BB gun, McNabb allegedly fired a shot into the air before stepping back inside his home, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported.

A brief standoff with police followed, resulting in McNabb’s arrest for felon in possession of a firearm, assault while displaying a weapon and reckless use of a firearm, the newspaper reported.

Officers also seized a 9 mm SCCY handgun from McNabb’s home and recovered a spent shell casing, according to court records cited by the Courier.

McNabb, who was convicted on drug charges in 2007 which prohibits him from possessing a firearm, is being held on $7,500 bond.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this report.