HOQUIAM, Wash. - The Hoquiam Police Department responded to an apartment building in the 500 block of Emerson Avenue, to investigate the report of a man with a knife and a second man with a gun. It was reported the man with the gun had fired off at least one round Saturday.
Officers arrived on scene and located the two adult males involved outside the apartment building. Officers secured a handgun from a 32-year old Hoquiam male and knife from the 41-year old Aberdeen male. Both were visiting tenants at the apartment building and are not residents. Both were detained for further investigation and were transported to the Hoquiam Police Department.
Hoquiam detectives were called-in to assist with the investigation by processing the scene and interviewing witnesses and the parties involved.
It was determined there was some sort of feud between the men which has been on-going over the last few weeks. The man with the pistol indicated he felt threatened by the man with the knife as he was “charging” at him, so he shot one round toward the front of the building as a “warning shot” at the man.
The 32-year old Hoquiam male was booked into the Hoquiam jail for Reckless Endangerment and Discharging a Weapon in the city limits.
The 41-year old Aberdeen male was submitted to the city prosecutor for review and filing of the charge, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon (switch blade knife).