Suspect repeatedly threatening victims with assault weapons arrested by WWPD
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — While the Second Amendment ensures citizen’s rights to bear arms, it doesn’t afford the freedom to use guns in a threatening manner. After repeatedly exhibiting suspicious and threatening behavior, Walla Walla Police arrested a local man for multiple counts of unlawfully displaying his firearm with the intent to intimidate others.
According to a press release issued by Walla Walla police on Tuesday, authorities have made contact with 20-year-old Jullian Perez on numerous occasions due to concerning behavior with guns.
On May 22, at 7 o’clock p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700-block of Pleasant St when Perez was spotted trailing another person with his gun behind his back. Officers made contact with Perez again on June 5 at 11:00 p.m. near the Pleasant & Bridge bus stop because Perez, armed with an assault rifle, stared at another person for a prolonged period of time.
Around midnight on the next day (June 6), officers responded to Aspen St and Garden St for a report of Perez standing outside of someone’s home with a gun drawn. He reportedly left the area, still with his gun drawn. Officers had previously seized a handgun and an assault rifle due to his mysterious and threatening behavior.
On Monday, June 7 around 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Dakota St & S Wilbur Ave after a man walked out in front of a moving vehicle, flashed his handgun holster, and tapped it in a threatening manner. WWPD officers believed it to be Perez, but couldn’t find him upon searching the area.
Roughly an hour later, officers responded to Jackson St to assist with a possible structure fire. Authorities remained in the area out of precaution with reasonable suspicion that Perez would show up. Shortly after, he was spotted walking down Jackson St with his handgun drawn. Local police set up a high-risk stop, confiscated his weapon, and took Perez into custody.
The man was booked into the county jail and specialists were contacted to perform a mental health evaluation. Two charges were filed against Perez for unlawful display of a firearm with intent to intimidate.
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