Watertown Man Charged With Reckless Use Of A Firearm

(Watertown) Cash bond was set at $25-thousand-dollars Tuesday for a Watertown man charged with firing a weapon at another person. Paris Selvie is facing a felony count of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Reckless Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm as a Convicted Felon and a misdemeanor count of Disorderly Conduct. On October 11th, Selvie reportedly drove to a residence on Harold Street in Watertown and fired three shots at another person. There were no injuries. According to the criminal complaint, witnesses were able to get the license plate of Selvie’s vehicle which authorities were able to use to locate him. During a search of another vehicle at his property, authorities allegedly found ammunition that matched the shell casings recovered at the scene. When questioned, Selvie at first denied involvement but later reportedly said he fired his weapon in self-defense. He allegedly said he was arguing with the victim over Instagram and decided to confront him in person. Selvie reportedly said he saw someone hand the victim a large butcher knife and panicked, so he fired. If convicted, the 28-year-old faces over 30 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 22nd.