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Police: Kenneth Cruz fires shots, then sets fire to house

Published On: Jun 30 2013 04:42:40 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 01 2013 05:54:23 AM EDT

Arson case in Allentown


An Allentown man has been arrested for allegedly firing shots from his porch and then attempting to burn his home down.

Police say 22-year-old Kenneth Cruz was firing a gun from outside his home in the 100 block of South Jefferson Street Saturday.

When police got word they surrounded the home and attempted to talk Cruz out of the home.


As talks broke down , they noticed a fire burning in the kitchen. Police say Cruz intentionally set it.

He is being charged with arson, risking a catastrophe and recklessly endangering another person.