WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – West Hartford police are investigating after a man barricaded himself inside of an apartment on Hillcrest Avenue on Friday after shooting bullets through a wall.

West Hartford police said they responded to the report of projectiles entering an apartment and causing damage to the walls on Friday night.

Officers attempted to make contact with the resident of the neighboring apartment at 161 Hillcrest Avenue. Police said the resident barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused to speak with police.

Police revealed that 34-year-old Richard Budnick of West Hartford was charged in connection with the incident. He was charged with the following offenses: illegal discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment in the second degree, and criminal mischief in the third degree.

Budnick was held on a $20,000 Surety Bond pending his arraignment in court on Tuesday.

West Hartford police closed down the area Hillcrest Ave of between Stevens Street and Abbotsford Avenue until the situation was resolved later in the night.

The West Hartford Emergency Services Unit assisted by the West Hartford police, Capitol Region Emergency Services Team West Hartford fire officials, and AMR ambulance were instrumental in bringing the situation to a peaceful resolution.

The investigation remains active as of this time. Anyone with information who may have witnessed the accident to contact West Hartford Police (860) 570-8860, the anonymous tip line at (860) 570-8969 or at the confidential email tip line; whpdtips@westhartfordct.gov.