Suspect Fires Pistol in Pasco, Beats on Car Hoods, Terrifies Motorists in Neighborhood
Pasco police say the suspect is in custody, but they're still searching for his gun.
The investigation continues from a Monday evening incident near South Hugo and east Alton Streets. A family a Tahoe SUV was driving through the area, when a heavy-set man stood in front of their vehicle, firing a gun into the air.
He then proceeded to beat on the hood of their vehicle. The father of the family, who has a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) drew his pistol and fired a warning shot in the air as well.
The father put the SUV in reverse, but the suspect began running towards them. The father then fired two rounds at the man. They called 9-1-1 and police safely got them out of the area. Then as they searched, another call came in from the 200 block of North Owen. A man matching the suspect description was at somebody's doorway, claiming he'd been shot (good job Dad!) and threatening to shoot people in the area.
Police arrested the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Jose Luis Loera, who's believed to be homeless and is not allowed to have a gun (probably from prior convictions).
He's now in the Franklin County jail, facing a variety of charges, including Threats to Kill. Police did not confirm if he was struck by any of the rounds fired by the father.