Pinellas school crossing guard arrested, accused of shooting gun during argument

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DUNEDIN, Fla. (WFLA) — A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office school crossing guard was arrested after deputies say he fired a gun at his stepdaughter’s dresser during an argument.

David J. Dufresne, 63, was arrested on March 13 on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm.

Deputies responded to a home in Dunedin around 10:14 p.m. on March 13. Investigators say Dufresne got into an argument with his 44-year-old stepdaughter.

Deputies say that at some point during the argument, Dufresne went to his bedroom and got a gun. Deputies say he returned to his stepdaughter’s bedroom and fired one round toward the dresser. Dufresne was not injured.

Dufresne then went to the kitchen and his stepdaughter called 911. Moments later, Dufresne also called 911.

Deputies say Dufresne appeared intoxicated at the time of the incident and he and his stepdaughter were arguing about living arrangements.

Dufresne was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm and was transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

Officials say his employment is “under review.”OTHER TOP CLICKED STORIES: 

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