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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police have arrested a suspect in a home break-in Tuesday morning where several children were almost shot.

Christian Andre Spruill of 2370 Brewer Road in Winston-Salem was taken into custody Thursday and charged with second-degree kidnapping, two counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied property, first-degree burglary, two counts of possession of a firearm by felon, assault on a female, communicating threats, three counts of assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering.

Spruill is being held in kail under a $400,000 secured bond.

Andrea Kimbrough, who lives on Betty Drive in Winston-Salem, said that shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, a man kicked in her front door and pointed a gun at three children who had been asleep on the couch. She says he then pointed the gun at her, then back at the children, before exiting the home.

Kimbrough says the man then fired about nine shots in the direction of her home. One of the bullets hit the home and traveled through the kitchen before hitting her refrigerator.

The gunman then left the scene before police arrived.

Winston-Salem police say the same man is responsible for a second shooting, which happened shortly before the one on Betty Drive.

The other shooting happened just blocks away on Lambeth Street. Police say the man forced entry into that home and discharged a weapon.