March 27, 2014

Stock Island man arrested for gun threats

A Stock Island man was arrested for threatening to shoot his girlfriend with a shotgun.

Deputies responded just before 1 a.m. today to a report of a man with a gun in the area of 6621 Maloney Avenue on Stock Island. When they arrived in the area, they saw two women and two children running down the street. They told the deputies 23 year old Robert Morejon had just pointed a shotgun at one of them and threatened to kill her.

The victim said she lives with Morejon and he’s been acting strangely for a few days, making remarks about killing people. She said that night they were in bed together when he threatened her life. She said at one point she reached for her cell phone several times, but he pushed her away from it.

She said he pulled a shotgun from behind the dresser and pointed it at her. She said that is when she grabbed her children and ran out the door.

The woman with the victim was her mother. She said she saw Morejon walk out of the bedroom with the shotgun in his hands.

A gun case was later found hidden in the bedroom between the mattress and box springs.

Deputies Ian Cooper and David Lariz saw Morejon walking down Maloney Avenue. They were able to detain him without incident. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery and tampering with evidence. He was booked into jail.

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