Man in jail after bullet hits Port Angeles home
By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News
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Clallam County sheriff’s deputies arrested Marshall Craig Petrovich, 23, on Wednesday night and booked him for investigation of one count of first-degree assault, said Brian Smith, deputy Port Angeles police chief.
No bond had been set as of Thursday.
Petrovich is thought to be one of at least two people who drove away from the park at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night in a large white Ford diesel pickup truck after a fight involving multiple people, Smith said.
Investigators with the Police Department are looking for the truck and want to talk to others who might have information about the circumstances of the fight.
“We have other people of interest we’re looking for,” Smith said.
“Our investigators aren’t to the point where we want to name them.”
Several 9-1-1 calls
Police initially came to the north end of Jesse Webster Park after multiple 9-1-1 calls about someone reportedly hit by a bullet from a single gunshot, Smith said.
Police soon found out no one had been hit, though the bullet had broken the window of an occupied house in the 600 block of East Second Street west of the park, Smith explained.
No one inside the house was injured, Smith said, adding that the house did not appear to be the intended target.
The white truck was seen leaving the area immediately after the round was fired, Smith said.
“At least two [people] left in the vehicle,” he added.
Through interviews with witnesses, police learned that at least three people had been involved in a fight, with one suffering minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment, Smith said.
Investigators believe Petrovich intended to shoot the person who suffered the injuries and missed.
Arrested in Forks
After speaking on the phone with officers, Petrovich surrendered and was arrested in the Forks area without incident later Wednesday night, Smith said.
Police still are looking for the firearm, which investigators believe to be a .357 Magnum revolver, Smith added.
“All our evidence indicates [Petrovich] fired this firearm at and toward our victim,” Smith said.
Detectives are working with the West End extension of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Corrections on the investigation.
Smith said anyone with any additional information about the incident should phone the Police Department at 360-452-4545 or the North Olympic Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at email@example.com.
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