King County prosecutors have filed weapons charges against an alleged member of the West Side Street Mob gang for threatening to shoot a man outside of his West Seattle home earlier this year.
Back on April 26th, a 23-year-old man called police and reported that two men in a black Honda Civic had pulled up in front of his home in the 5800 block of 39th Ave S around 4:30pm and threatened him with a handgun.
The man told police one of the suspects was a Hispanic male wearing blue bandanna over his face. Charging documents identify the masked suspect as Jorge Perez-Hernandez, the passenger in the Honda.
According to court documents, the victim and another man were sitting in a car on the street when the Civic drove by, and stopped in front of the home for three or four minutes. The suspects then drove off, circled back, and one of the suspects—apparently Hernandez—"made a 'W' sign with his hands and exclaimed 'Westside!," before he opened his car door and flashed a handgun.
One of the The men in the Honda then asked asked one of the victims if they lived at the house they parked in front of, and drove off.
Police later stopped the Honda in the 7700 block of Rainier Ave S
Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded .32 caliber Beretta Tomcat handgun—reported stolen in Renton in March—seven hollowpoint rounds, a blue bandanna, and a pair of "metal knuckles." Court documents say the driver of the vehicle is a member of the "Wolfpack cliquoe of the Varrio San Marcos 13 gang out of San Diego." It appears he has not been charged in connection with the case.
Court records say Perez-Hernandez has a prior conviction for domestic violence, and is not legally able to possess a firearm.
He was released from jail in April, but prosecutors have now requested he be held on $10,000 bail.