UPDATE: Three Arrested After Shots Fired
KSAL Staff - December 19, 2014 6:48 am
Salina Police arrested three people early Friday after shots were fired from a moving vehicle.
Police Captain Chris Trochek says that around 2:00 in the morning an off duty officer was at home, and heard what he believed to be shots fired. The officer looked out his door and observed a gun firing rounds out of a window from a white 2002 Toyota Camry. The Camry was headed west on Cloud Street, near Kansas Wesleyan University. The officer contacted dispatch, got into his personal vehicle, followed the Camry, and kept in contact.
The Camry turned left onto 9th Street, and drove south. By the time it pulled into the parking lot of Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant a marked police vehicle had arrived.
Trochek says that two male passengers ran from the scene, and were quickly caught. One was tased by a sheriff deputy, the other was caught by a police officer. They are identified as 23-year-old Jerome Satterfield and 19-year-old Thomas Hampton. Both were taken into custody.
The female driver of the car was also arrested. She is identified as 18-year-old Karla Guardado.
All three could face charges that include unlawful discharge of a firearm. Hampton and Guardado could also face a charge of minor in consumption of alcohol.
Police recovered a semi automatic handgun. Trochek says that it appears the trio was not trying to shoot anyone, but rather were shooting into the air. Though multiple shots were fired from the moving vehicle, it appears that nothing was hit and that there were no injuries.
Salina Police are collecting evidence early Friday morning at a couple of different crime scenes that stem from an overnight incident where multiple shots were fired.
Police contacted KSAL asking people to avoid Cloud Street between 4th and Highland. Officers were collecting and processing evidence in the area. The street was back open by 7:30.
Officials tell KSAL News that there was an overnight incident that involved a pursuit, and shots being fired. There is no official word on if there are any injuries.
Not a lot of details are yet available, but are expected to be released later Friday morning.