A west Pasco man accused of confronting and shooting his neighbor Thursday allegedly told police he was being choked during the altercation before he pulled out a pistol.
Froilan Campos-Gonzalez Jr., 54, said he was able to push Greggory Warehime away, but when Warehime approached him again Campos-Gonzalez pulled out a pistol and shot Warehime, court documents said.
Warehime, who lives across the street from Campos-Gonzalez at 5515 Coolidge Court, was shot once in the stomach. The 24-year-old was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and was in serious condition Friday.
Campos-Gonzalez made a preliminary appearance Friday afternoon in Franklin County Superior Court. Several family members were in court to support him and became emotional during the hearing.
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Judge Carrie Runge found cause to hold Campos-Gonzalez in the Franklin County jail for investigation of first-degree assault. Bail was set at $250,000.
Attorney Scott Johnson was appointed to represent him.
Campos-Gonzalez, who lives at 5512 Coolidge Court, is accused of going across the street to confront Warehime in a dispute that Pasco police Thursday said may have been about some dogs.
The two Pomeranians that were outside when police arrived appeared to be owned by Campos-Gonzalez.
The dogs came to him after he knelt on the ground in handcuffs and called for them.
According to court documents, Campos-Gonzalez went into Warehime's home and they got into an argument after Campos-Gonzalez claimed Warehime was shooting BBs at his house, documents said.
Warehime reportedly told Campos-Gonzalez to leave his home, but Campos-Gonzalez refused.
A physical altercation ensued, and Warehime was shot in the stomach, documents said.
Pasco police were dispatched to Warehime's home at 3 p.m. after someone at the home called 911.