Octavio Hernandez, 26, has been arrested from the alleged shooting incident that took place on Wednesday, April 11 in Dodge City.
"Mr. Hernandez was arrested for allegedly committing these offenses," Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman said. "Formal charges will be filed at a later date."
Salzman stated the potential charges and penalties Hernandez could face are: Aggravated assault - Level 7 person felony, between 11 months and 34 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections, up to $100,000 in fines; criminal threat - Level 9 person felony, between 5 and 17 months in KDOC, up to $100,000 in fines; aggravated child endangerment - Level 9 person felony, between 5 and 17 months in KDOC, up to $100,000 in fines; criminal deprivation of property - Class A nonperson misdemeanor, between 30 days and one year in county jail, fine of at least $100; unlawful discharge of a firearm - Class B misdemeanor, up to six months in county jail, up to $1,000 in fines and disorderly conduct - Class C misdemeanor, up to 30 days in county jail, up to $500 in fines.
Salzman added that his office is still waiting to review the affidavits and reports from the Dodge City Police Department.
The arrest stems from an incident that took place Wednesday morning near 6th Avenue and Kinkead Street where members of the DCPD were dispatched to the area of 6th Avenue and Soule Street, adjacent to Northwest Elementary School for a suicidal adult male subject armed with a gun sitting in his pickup truck.
"Prior to officers arriving the subject got out of his truck and into the passenger side of another vehicle," DCPD Chief Drew Francis said. "That vehicle was stopped on 14th Avenue just north of Highway 50 bypass by police and the subject was detained without any further incident."
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