Reading man arrested after firing gun near snow-shoveling teen, police say

Jeffrey Logan, 38, was taken into custody by a SWAT team early Wednesday morning, officials said.

Jeffrey Logan
Jeffrey Logan –Reading Police Department

A Reading man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he allegedly fired a gun near a teenager shoveling snow and then barricaded himself in a home.

Jeffrey Logan, 38, was taken into custody around 2:55 a.m. at a multi-family residence, 183 Woburn St., following a SWAT team response, according to a statement from Reading police.

Authorities were first called to the scene around 11:45 p.m. for a report of a gunshot, officials said.

A preliminary investigation showed Logan allegedly approached the 17-year-old, the godson of the building’s landlord, who was shoveling snow and fired a single handgun round into the air, WHDH reports.


Logan then went indoors, police said.

Northeast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT team officers at the scene Wednesday. —Reading Police Department

“My godson walked all the way downtown and got me, and when he told me that, I brought him right to the police station,” the landlord, who was not identified, told WHDH.

Authorities established a perimeter around the scene and called a SWAT team from the Northeast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, according to officials.

Other residents of apartments inside the building were temporarily evacuated.

After confirming Logan was in a second-floor apartment, SWAT officers entered the home and took Logan into custody without incident, police said. A silver semi-automatic handgun was also found.

No injuries were reported.

Logan was slated to be arraigned in Woburn District Court Wednesday on multiple charges: assault with a dangerous weapon; illegal possession of a firearm; illegal possession of ammunition; discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling; intimidation; disturbing the peace; and disorderly conduct.