UPDATE: Police officially charge man accused of firing weapon at Guntersville fireworks show

Sanchez Watkins

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Guntersville Police have charged a man accused of firing a gun at someone at the city’s recent fireworks show.

Police arrested Sanchez Watkins after they say he  fired a weapon at a man near Civitan Park on Friday night.  Police said there were several witnesses who saw the man fire the weapon, and there were several hundred people in the crowd, waiting for the fireworks show to start.

Police Chief Jim Peterson says Watkins and another man were involved in an ongoing dispute over a woman.

Watkins is charged with reckless endangerment because Peterson says other people could have easily been hurt.


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