Bail was set at $1,000 cash for a former police officer charged with reckless conduct for allegedly firing off a rifle inside a Cedar Street residence the morning of March 3.

No one was injured in the incident.

Michael Doucette, 32, of Camden made his initial appearance later in the day in 6th District Court in Rockland. His bail conditions prohibit him from possessing weapons or alcohol. He retained attorney Steven Peterson to represent him at the hearing.

A report filed in court by Camden Police Officer Arthur Smith said he responded to the Cedar Street residence shortly after midnight for a report of an unconscious male. According to the report, Doucette met the officer at the door and initially said the officer could not enter the house since he did not have a warrant.

According to the report, Doucette then used his cell phone to appear to call someone and made comments about calling his CEO, putting in a second chest wound, and getting permission for a medical evacuation. Emergency medical staff had already responded to the residence.

Smith said he smelled spent gun powder when he entered the apartment. A spent round was found on a bed where resident Michael Crockett was lying.

According to the police report, Crockett told Smith that he and Doucette had been at the Togus Veterans Administration hospital and that Doucette had some alcohol and “snapped.” Crockett said Doucette had a flashback and threatened him. Crockett said Doucette fired the weapon at him.

Doucette admitted firing the gun but later said he was kidding and denied shooting off the rifle, according to the report.

The officer was unable to find a bullet hole, according to the police report.

At the court hearing, Peterson said Doucette had worked at one time as a police officer.