PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Township police charged a man with several firearms violations after an incident Monday, Sept. 7, at an apartment complex on Plymouth Road.
According to a police report, at approximately 3 p.m. Plymouth Township Police Department responded to the Parc Apartments, 134 Plymouth Road, for a report of a disturbance in the 1000 building.
While police were enroute to the scene, multiple callers to 911 and witnesses reported furniture being thrown out of a third-floor apartment window as well as multiple gunshots being fired.
Responding officers quickly located a male matching the suspect description. The male was detained and later identified as Michael Upshur Jr.
Detectives initiated an investigation and have determined that Michael Upshur Jr. began destroying the apartment where he resided. In addition to destroying the apartment, Upshur fired fourteen rounds from a stolen Smith & Wesson firearm that was recovered on scene. The firearm was reported stolen in a burglary in Conshohocken Borough in 2013. The 14 gunshots were fired from within the third-floor apartment in the direction of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Plymouth Road and the apartment complex parking lot. No injuries were reported.
This ongoing investigation has revealed that the apartment in question was rented fraudulently in June 2020 and Upshur was living in the apartment under false pretenses. Lease documents and interviews with the listed tenant indicate that the listed leasee is the victim of identity theft.
The only individual involved in this shooting incident is identified as Michael Upshur Jr. Upshur Jr. is in custody and there is no risk to the public. Upshur Jr. will be charged with multiple counts of violations, including receiving stolen property; reckless endangerment; criminal trespass; unlawful possession of a firearm.
The Whitemarsh Township Police Department and the Conshohocken Borough Police Department assisted with this investigation. The Plymouth Community Ambulance Association also stood by on scene during the initial investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may be able to provide additional information is asked to contact the Plymouth Township Police Department Detective Division at 610-279-1901.