NORRIDGEWOCK — A Canaan man is accused of firing a shotgun out of his pickup truck after getting into an argument at a Main Street convenience store Wednesday afternoon.

Alex James Brickett, 20, has been charged with reckless conduct with a firearm, a Class D crime, and may face other charges, according to Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy James Ross.

Police were called to Martin Stream Road shortly after 1:30 p.m. and Brickett was booked at Somerset County Jail in Madison at 3:14 p.m.

According to Ross, the incident began when Brickett got into an argument with someone at the Cumberland Farms convenience store on Main Street.

“I do not know what the underlying issue was that caused the altercation,” Ross said.

Brickett left the store in a pickup truck and drove south on Martin Stream Road toward Fairfield and the other party in the dispute was apparently behind him in another vehicle, Ross said.

At some point during the drive, Brickett pointed a pump-action shotgun out the window of the driver’s side and fired three times into the woods along the road, according to Ross.

The gun “was not fired at the following vehicle, it was fired perpendicularly into the woods,” he said.

The incident was captured on a cellphone video by the occupants of the vehicle behind Brickett, he said. Somerset County deputies and Fairfield police responded to the call, he said.

A woman and a 3-year-old child were passengers in the truck when Brickett fired the shotgun, Ross added.

The shotgun was the only firearm in the vehicle and there is nothing that would have prohibited Brickett from possessing the gun, Ross said.

It is illegal in Maine to have a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and the case has been sent to the district attorney’s office for review, Ross said.

According to court records, in October 2014, Brickett was fined $100 for using illegal fishing bait in artificial lure-only water, and was fined $120 for violating fish number, size and weight, from a case in Solon in July 2014.