Intruder Charged following Shooting Incident at Primera Residence
PRIMERA – An intruder is now in custody after being involved in an incident where shots were fired.
A Rio Grande Valley resident says he was awakened by the intruder who was gaining entry to his home.
Police are calling it a 'backyard shootout'. Officers responded to shots fired in the area of Primera Road and Hand Road.
According to the homeowner, after a confrontation, the intruder fired one round and he then fired back – the intruder then fled the area.
After a brief search, the officers located Michael Eric Ramirez, 18, hiding in the brush near the home.
Ramirez was in possession of several 22 caliber loaded rounds and one spend 22 casing.
Ramirez was charged with burglary of habitation and aggravated assault with a weapon. He is also facing additional charges relating to the fact that he is already a convicted felon.
"The people say, 'Well, it's a small town, nothing happens.' Well, this should be a rude awakening to everybody that it can happen anywhere at any time," explains Primera Police Chief Manuel Trevino.
No injuries were reported in this incident.