Georgia landlord accused of shooting at upstairs tenants

Ruben Melchor Moreno was arrested Sunday by Coweta County deputies.
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Ruben Melchor Moreno was arrested Sunday by Coweta County deputies.

Credit: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

A landlord in a Georgia county was arrested Sunday after allegedly firing his pistol through his ceiling toward the tenants who lived above him, authorities said.

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Ruben Melchor Moreno, 36, was taken into custody at his home after his tenants called police to report their landlord was firing his gun, said Lt. Col. James Yarbrough, spokesman for the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies arrived at the home, they heard several more gunshots coming from inside, Yarbrough said. The tenants came out of the house, and deputies managed to get Moreno’s gun away from him and arrest him, police said.

Moreno faces four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, obstruction of officers and theft by receiving stolen property. He remains in the Coweta County jail without bond.