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.
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.