Spencer Police Investigate Recent Shots Fired Calls

Jan 12, 2023

Community called to action against violence, vigilance requested

Update – January 13, 2023: The Town of Spencer and the Spencer Police Chief’s Citizen Advisory Board invite the community to participate in a Neighborhood Watch Forum to discuss recent shots fired incidents on Wednesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. Click here to find out more.


SPENCER – In the last week Spencer Police have responded to multiple shots fired calls in residential areas of Town. Police believe the recent firearms activities in the southern part of Town are gang related. The Town’s staff and elected officials are united in responding to these incidents, seeking information to result in justice, and upholding community safety.

“I, along with our Board and town staff, share a concern for our community and those affected by acts of violence,” said Mayor Jonathan Williams. “We are thankful for the coordinated response among with multiple local and state law enforcement agencies including the Spencer Police Department. Our team is working diligently to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute responsible parties. This type of behavior will not be tolerated in Spencer and perpetrators will be held responsible to the fullest extent of the law.”

Spencer Police Chief Michael File is determined to use every resource available to respond and prevent similar situations.

“Our Officers are committed to the community’s safety, and we are enhancing our presence in response,” said Chief File. “We believe that the people of Spencer should not be subjected to or live in an environment of senseless harm. As such, the Police Department, in coordination with other local agencies, will be “micro-targeting” the areas where these events have occurred, and residents can expect increased police activity in these areas.”

Spencer Police request citizens to increase their vigilance and report any suspicious activity or vehicles in Spencer by calling 911.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please tell the dispatcher that you would prefer a telephone call back after an officer has checked the circumstances surrounding your call rather than a visit to your residence.

Anyone with information about recent shots fired incidents should contact Spencer Police at 704-633-3574, and your report can be taken confidentially.


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