Anne Arundel County police are investigating an incident that led officers to seize 19 guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition from a Glen Burnie home on Thursday.
According to a department press release, officers responded to a residence on the 8000 block of Montague Court for a report of shots fired, and found a man on the porch.
Police questioned the man, and found he was inside his residence when he discharged a gun. The man told police he had accidentally fired an air rifle, but officers located a loaded handgun with a recently-used round.
Detectives determined a round broke through a common wall shared with the man's neighbors, and passed into the neighbor's home. Three adults and three children live in the neighboring home, according to police.
Police arrested Matthew Joseph Klein and he faces charges of reckless endangerment, destruction of property and discharging a firearm within 100 feet of a residence.
The officers eventually received permission to search the rest of the residence, and found two high-powered rifles, two air rifles, a Tec9 assault pistol and 14 handguns, along with more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
Police have yet to determine whether Klein legally owns the weapons, according to AACOPD spokesperson T.J. Smith.
"At this point in the investigation I do not have any information to say that the guns were not legally owned," Smith told Patch.
According to online court documents, Klein was charged Wednesday with two counts of keeping a handgun in a vehicle and two counts of keeping a handgun on his person. Smith said this incident was separate from the firing incident.