Man grabs real guns after getting angry at video game, hits neighbor’s house, court records show

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A man enraged at a video game grabbed two handguns in his home and fired more than a dozen real rounds into his walls and ceiling, according to court records.

Casey L. Jones, 30, is charged with four counts of reckless endangerment involving a deadly weapon, all felonies, in the incident a little after 1:30 a.m. ET Wednesday. One of the bullets struck a house across the street, and a family of three was at home, arrest warrants state.

Authorities later found the bullet lodged behind a window shutter. No one inside the house was injured.

Jones had been playing a video game on his Xbox, said an unidentified woman at home with Jones. She said they had not been arguing.

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“He suddenly had a breaking point and began screaming at the game,” the arrest warrant states. “He smashed the gaming console with his fist, causing him to act out in more rage.”

Jones then was accused of going upstairs to his bedroom and firing rounds through the ceiling and walls. He never pointed the firearm at the woman, the arrest warrant indicated.

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