(Estherville)--An Estherville man has been charged with attempted murder after police were called Wednesday to a dispute between two roommates.
According to the Estherville Police Department, the incident occurred at 615 North 8th Street and one of the persons involved was reported to be out of control and armed with a gun.
Responding officers were immediately met at the front door by a male subject. While directing the male subject to a position to be handcuffed, another male subject came from the residence. Officers determined that the first subject was the person that had been causing the problems inside of the house, while the second male was determined to be a victim. The male subject was taken into custody without incident. The victim and another occupant were then removed from the residence.
Police say 21-year-old Alejandro Reyes of Estherville was identified as the suspect. The victim reported that Reyes had become upset and had been shooting within the residence and outside of the residence and prior to officer’s arrival, had pinned the victim against a wall and fired two rounds at him. Officers also noticed a vehicle parked in the yard that had a considerable amount of damage. The victim reported that Reyes was responsible for that damage and that he had done it earlier that morning.
Investigating officers conducted a search of the residence and located a .22 caliber rifle as described by the victim. They also found evidence within the house that the gun had been fired, as well as drugs, drug paraphernalia and a marijuana grow lab.
Reyes was transported and booked into the Emmet County Jail on charges of attempted murder, a class B felony; intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a class C felony; 2nd degree criminal mischief; discharging a firearm within the city limits; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Estherville Police were assisted on scene by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.