Three teens arrested after a drive-by shooting may have pointed a shotgunat someone in a Pasco apartment less than an hour before they returned to shoot at the apartment, court documents reveal.
Daniel Garcia, 18, Richard Ray Castillo, 17, and Jose Adan Larios, 15, all of Pasco, were arrested early Tuesday when officers stopped their car as it sped away from the apartment.
Garcia is in the Franklin County jail on suspicion of drive-by shooting. His bail is $50,000.
Castillo and Larios were booked into the juvenile detention center on suspicion of first-degree assault. Larios is being held on $75,000 bail, while Castillo's is $50,000.
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Officers were first called to 2037 W. Pearl St. around 12:50 a.m., after someone reported some males had pointed a gun at woman as she looked out her second-floor apartment window, documents said.
The witness said she saw two boys outside, and one with a gun attempted to conceal it when she talked to them, documents said.
She said the boys got into a large car, possibly a Cadillac or Lincoln, that was light blue or gray, documents said.
A second witness reportedly provided a similar description of the car and said a third male was in the driver's seat.
One apartment resident said she heard some boys outside yelling a derogatory term for one of the criminal street gangs, documents said.
Around 1:35 a.m., police were dispatched back to the apartment complex for reports of shots being fired.Pasco Officer Zack Fairley, who was patrolling nearby, saw a car matching the earlier description speeding near 22nd Avenue and Court Street, documents said.
Fairley then heard the shots fired call and stopped the blue 1992 Lincoln Town Car.
Castillo was identified as being in the driver's seat, Larios was in the front passenger seat and Garcia was sitting behind Castillo, documents said. A shotgun was found by the front passenger seat, documents said.
Three 20-gauge shotgun shells were found in an alley north of the apartment, and the upstairs apartment was "peppered with a large amount of shotgun pellets," documents said.
Two children, 12 and 13, were asleep on a futon inside the apartment under the window, documents said. A 5-year-old child was also in the area asleep on a couch.
No one was hurt in the shooting.
Larios is a known gang member and Castillo is an associate of the same gang, documents said.
Police said another resident in the targeted apartment is a member of a rival gang. That resident also is a suspect in another recent gang-related shooting, documents said.
No details about the other shooting were included in the documents.