Philadelphia (WPHL)– Philadelphia Police have arrested a man after a chaotic scene erupted near Philadelphia’s City Hall this morning.

In an update sent out by Police Tuesday morning, The DA’s office has charged Shon Bright with Reckless Endangerment and weapons charges.

The incident occurred when a Green Toyota Avalon was stopped near the intersection of 15th and Market streets at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday.

According to witnesses, a male driver exited the car and fired at least one shot into the air from a handgun. The male then threw the gun onto the ground where it shattered into several pieces.

The driver then proceeded to sit on the hood of his car, where he was placed into custody by the Sherriff’s Department Deputy.

According to the DA’s office, Bright is ineligible to possess a firearm due to a decade-old drug conviction.

The DA’s office has charged Bright with:

  • Recklass Endangerment of another person
  • Possession of an instrument of crime
  • Propulsion of a missile onto a highway