A 911 caller told a dispatcher that a man had an “altercation” at a downtown Raleigh law firm hours before a gun was fired into the building Friday.
Steve Leonard John Cobb, 32, of Raleigh was charged Monday night with firing into the Dysart Willis law office at 507 N. Blount St.
Someone who called 911 around 2:50 p.m. Friday said five or six shots were fired at the building and that no one was injured.
Police said they found one bullet from a semiautomatic handgun had entered the building.
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The caller said Cobb had been at the office around 11:30 that morning.
“We had an altercation,” the caller said. “He not happy with the interactions we had. There was lots of yelling and screaming. He was out on the sidewalk acting a fool for a little while.”
Cobb was charged with seven counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied building, which is a felony, and gun possession by a felon. He was arrested near his apartment on Lindenwood Circle in North Raleigh, according to Wake County arrest records.
Police lodged one weapons-discharge count for each of the seven people who were in the law office at the time.
Attorneys Christian Dysart, Ryan Willis and Joseph Houchin were among the seven.
Cobb was being held under a $5 million bail.