Police: Hazleton man fired gun into car, residence

By Dan Stokes - [email protected]
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HAZLETON — A city man was arrested after he fired a gun into a car and a house then attempted to allude police on Sunday, according to a press release.

Christopher Irizarry, 25, of Hazleton, faces a slew of charges after he allegedly fired shots into a car and an occupied structure.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area of 18th and Vine streets. When officers arrived on the scene, witnesses said a Hispanic male wearing black clothing fled the area.

Investigating officers recovered evidence of gunshots that were fired into a vehicle and an occupied structure.

Officers found a male that fit the description from eyewitnesses in the area of the 700 block of West Diamond Avenue.

The male, later identified as Irizarry, allegedly tried to flee by running in between two houses.

Officers apprehended Irizarry and took him into custody.

Police recovered a .380 semi-automatic pistol that matched the type used in the shooting. The pistol was sent for ballistic and forensic testing.

Irizarry is currently being held at the Hazleton City lockup awaiting arraignment. He is charged with possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, discharge of a firearm in an occupied structure, two counts of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.



By Dan Stokes

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