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Milton-Freewater Man in Custody After Shots Fired

Umatilla County – On March 16, 2023, at approximately 7:00 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the Locust Trailer Court, 1501 N Elizabeth St in Milton-Freewater. A 911 caller reported hearing a gunshot and seeing a man holding a gun near a parked vehicle.

While deputies were en route, additional information received reported the man was acting erratic, pointing the gun at vehicles, jumping back and forth, screaming, getting in and out of the parked vehicle, and walking around with a gun. He then reportedly fired the gun again.

Umatilla County Deputies, together with Oregon State Police , Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office, and Milton-Freewater City Police arrived on scene. Officers approached the man on foot. Sergeant Roberts with the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office used de-escalation techniques to eventually convince the man to surrender without incident.

No injuries were reported. A firearm stolen out of Walla Walla, WA in 2018 was recovered at the scene.

The man was identified as Luis Antonio ANGEL FREGOSO (30-years-old) from Milton-Freewater. He was arrested and lodged at the Umatilla County Jail for Unlawful Use of a Weapon x 2, Theft 1 by Receiving, Disorderly Conduct 2, and Reckless Endangering. He appeared intoxicated at the time of his arrest.



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