Port Orchard gas station shooting.

Kitsap: An individual been shot a few days ago during a gunfight between heavily armed would-be robbers at a Port Orchard gas station has been charged in Kitsap County Superior Court. After being admitted and treated in hospital because of the gunshot injury and booked New Year’s Eve into the Kitsap County Jail, Alex Oswaldo Gutierrez Jr was eventually charged on Monday with a second-degree assault.

He joined Kerrance C. Burden Jr, his erstwhile companion, in a Dec. 30 caper to rob a drug supplier for pills. Burden additionally faced a second-degree assault after buying and selling gunshot wounds with Gutierrez near the Chevron gas station. Though the two allegedly shot one other, Burden has been charged with capturing Gutierrez, but Gutierrez is charged with pointing a gun at a woman in the car.

Burden told police that Gutierrez had asked him for help in the theft, and Burden agreed. When they met up, Burden said that Gutierrez was once wearing physique armor and added an AR-15 rifle and “numerous” pistols. Burden additionally faced a second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm for the shooting, but at that time, he was once expecting sentencing after pleading responsible to a separate matter of second-degree illegal possession of a gun.

Despite facing a possible 22-month jail sentence after pleading guilty on Dec. 16 in that case — Burden finally admitted to becoming a member of an armed robbery group. Superior Court Judge Sally Olsen allowed him to go free barring bail pending his scheduled sentencing on Jan. 13. According to courtroom records, Burden has an excellent record of felony convictions as a juvenile and adult, such as assaults, thefts, and drug dealings.

Shooting at a Gas station

In the statements made to police, Burden said that when the plan actually failed to lure the provider into a meeting, the two turned on each other at the gasoline station. The lady in the car with the two guys told police that they had started arguing, with Burden criticizing Gutierrez’s plan. Gutierrez grew agitated and pointed a pistol at each of them, her and Burden. Burden then “snapped.”

Burden bought out of the car, went to the back seat where he and Gutierrez began wrestling over the gun. Although the accounts from the men differed, both of them were shot at the same point, with Burden being struck in his internal thigh and Gutierrez in the shin.

When both men had come out of the car, Burden strived to strike Gutierrez with a pistol, but the gun went flying throughout the parking lot. Burden then pulled another weapon and seemed to shoot Gutierrez more than once. However, it apparently did not fire.

Then Burden and the women drove away. Gutierrez ran after the car, making an attempt to get in; however, he was left at the fuel station for police to discover when they had arrived. He was taken to a Tacoma clinic using an ambulance. The girl had dropped Burden off at a Gig Harbor hospital. Various pictures show how the shooting took place.


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