NORWAY — A Norway man was taken into custody Friday night after a shot was fired in an apparent “street fight” on Solon Street, patrol officer John Lewis said. 

John Higgins Jr., 24, was charged with a felony count of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, punishable by up to five years in prison, and a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a dwelling, punishable by up to six months in jail.

Lewis said that the department received a call at 5:53 p.m. that multiple people were fighting on Solon Street. Ten police officers responded to the scene.

Higgins Jr. was arrested at the scene and remains at the Oxford County Jail.

According to Lewis, additional charges against Higgins Jr. and charges against others involved are possible. 

“We’ll submit our findings to the District Attorney’s Office and they’ll take it from there,” Lewis said.

Lewis said that the circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

Solon Street is between Paris and Tucker streets. 


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