Police find weapons connected to Walla Walla gang fight

Tri-City HeraldJune 5, 2014 

— Police found weapons believed to be used in a Walla Walla gang fight that left a 20-year-old man with a stab wound to the eye.

The fight between rival gang members occurred early Sunday in a gas station parking lot, said Tim Bennett, police spokesman. At least five suspects could face charges from the fight.

Detectives found a sawed-off shotgun, a handgun and knives in two cars the groups of men tried to leave the scene in, Bennett said. Officers stopped both cars as they left the gas station and later searched them.

As a result of the fight, Johnny Gonsalez, 20, was stabbed in the eye, Bennett said. He was flown to a Seattle hospital to be treated.

Gonsalez could face second-degree assault charges for his role in the altercation, Bennett said. Others could face charges that include assault, rioting and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The recovery of the weapons could lead to additional charges or enhanced sentences for the men involved in the fight.

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