Pirtleville man arrested in shootingBy Trisha Maldonado
& Bruce Whetten
A Pirtleville man has been arrested on charges of endangerment, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct with a weapon following an altercation Saturday night in Douglas.
According to Sgt. Mark Wilkinson of the Douglas Police Dept. shortly after 6 p.m. Douglas Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of International Ave. reference shots fired.
Upon arrival officers discovered there had been a physical altercation at the residence involving a weapon.
The investigation revealed two males arrived at the residence in a Jeep Cherokee; one of them armed with a firearm. When the armed man confronted one of the residents, a fight ensued just outside the home. During the struggle, a shot was fired missing the victim later identified as Ismael Laprada.
A chase ensued resulting in the 2005 Black Hummer crashing into the Jeep Cherokee near the intersection of First and B Ave. Despite being damaged the Cherokee managed to leave the scene while the Hummer remained at the scene.
Laprada was later transported to the South Eastern Arizona Medical Center where he received medical attention for his injuries from the collision.
Sgt. Wilkinson said Douglas Police detectives later identified one of the suspects as Erick Parra, 32, of Pirtleville.
The second suspect has been identified and his arrest is pending, Wilkinson said.
On Thursday night, March 22, officers from Immigration Custom Enforcement (I.C.E.) and the Douglas Police Department executed a search warrant in the 900 block of Seventh Street. The S.W.A.T. team from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office assisted in the execution of the search warrant. Upon entering the residence officers found 164 pounds of marijuana.
I.C.E. Public Information Officer Amber Cargile said no arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing.