SALISBURY, N.C. -- Salisbury Police say they were forced to bring a suspect to his knees after attempting to flee the scene after assaulting his girlfriend and firing a shotgun multiple times inside his own apartment.

Salisbury Police were called out to the Clancy Hills Apartments after receiving numerous calls regarding shots fired at building 110.

When officers arrived, they spotted the suspect, 21-year-old Bryan Javier Ascencion, walking down the steps of the breezeway carrying a 12 gauge shotgun and a blanket. Officers ordered Ascencion to drop his weapon, and police say at first he didn't comply, but eventually dropped the gun on the ground and began quickly walking to his vehicle with the blanket. He got in and tried to drive away, police say, prompting officers to tase Ascencion and take him into custody.

Police say Ascencion had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend and she had gone to bed. She told officers she was awakened by Ascencion assaulting her with his fists and a skateboard, and she then left the home with the couple's two children.

After she left, that's when police say Ascencion fired numerous shots inside their apartment. Four shots penetrated exterior walls, police say, and went through to an adjacent unit.

No one was injured in the shooting, but Ascencion's girlfriend was treated on the scene by EMS.

Ascencion is charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury, resist, obstruct and delay, assault on a female and discharging a firearm in city limits. He was booked in to the Rowan County Detention Center under a $50,000 bond.

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