Published on Oct 17, 2019
A man was arrested Sunday night after police say he punched a child, fired gunshots at the child’s father and barricaded himself inside of his home in Millcreek.
On Monday morning, Unified Police identified the suspect as 61-year-old Richard Lindem.
According to Unified Police Department, the suspect was upset that two kids were riding a dirt bike in his neighborhood near 300 East and 4300 South (on Doreen Street). The suspect then allegedly confronted a 6-year-old boy and punched him multiple times in the head.
Officers on scene said the boy’s father confronted the suspect, who then drew a firearm and fired gunshots at the father. The father was not injured. The suspect then returned to his house and barricaded himself inside shortly after 3 p.m.