Shooting Suspect Loose After House Siege in Wilson
Posted September 23, 2007 8:15 a.m. EDT
Updated September 23, 2007 12:31 p.m. EDT
Wilson, N.C. — An armed suspect is on the loose after a standoff with police at his house in Wilson.
Gaudalupe Montalvo, 37, brandished a semiautomatic pistol and threatened two men at 1012 Mercer St. shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. Montalvo allegedly struck Luis Antonio Sanchez in the head with the gun and fired at Eduardo Leon Alvarez.
Alvarez suffered a minor injury to his leg, officers said.
The suspect retreated to his house at 1023 Mercer St. Police set up a perimeter around the house and evacuated nearby homes.
Crisis negotiations and special response teams used a public-address system to attempt to communicate with Montalvo.
Officers obtained a search warrant and entered the house around 1:40 a.m. to find Montalvo had left.
Police said they seized an AK47 and numerous rounds of ammunition from the house and a vehicle outside it.
Montalvo is wanted for two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and assault by pointing a gun, as well as one count each of going armed to the terror of the public and discharging a firearm within the city limits.
Montalvo is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Wilson CrimeStoppers at 252-243-2255.