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Goose Creek man fires off shots during police standoff

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John Edward Svagerko (provided) John Edward Svagerko (provided)

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCIV) -- Goose Creek police and the Goose Creek Special Response Team responded to Fox Chase Drive in Goose Creek around 10:30 Sunday night for reports of a man holed up in his home with a gun.

According to police reports, 47-year-old John Edward Svagerko locked himself in the bedroom with a gun and would only talk to his wife, Judy. John's father told police that his son was "intoxicated and upset after discovering that Judy had a boyfriend."

After police found out that Svagerko had already fired off one shot and then heard a second one go off, the man's landlady called to say that Svagerko had "called her to apologize for shooting holes in her ceiling and that he had a .40 cal. Glock in his possession."

The report says that after police were able to get in touch with Svagerko's wife, a third shot was heard from inside the house. By 12;30 a.m. she arrived and told police that her husband had "approximately six rifles within the residence, some of which were fitted with scopes."

Finally, around 1 a.m. Svagerko came out of the home, unarmed and was taken into custody. He was placed under arrest for discharging his firearm within city limits.


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