Two Arrested After Firing Celebration Shots That Entered A Home On New Year’s Eve

CONCORD, NC — Police have arrested two men accused of shooting guns at midnight on New Year’s Eve after some of those shots entered a nearby home.

The shooting began around 12:05am Monday, and investigators say at least two people were involved. Police were called after several of those shots entered a nearby home on Robbins Street. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

Steven Rogers, Jr. and Gregory Ellis have both been arrested in connection to the shooting. Police say handguns and a rifle were seized at the time of their arrest.

Ellis has been charged with Discharging a Weapon into Occupied Property, Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits, and Possession of a Firearm by Felon.

Rogers was also charged with Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits and Possession of a Firearm by Felon.

According to records from the NC Department of Corrections, both Ellis and Rogers have been sentenced for several criminal offenses in the past. Ellis’s record included sentencing for Second Degree Murder, Soliciting Indecent Liberties with a Child, and a previous offense of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Rogers record included Assault on a Female, Possession of a Schedule II drug, and DWI.

Police say they will consult the Cabarrus County District Attorney and US Attorney’s Office to determine whether any additional state or federal charges will apply to this case due to the men’s criminal history.