Three Arrested After Shots Fired in Fort Smith
Three Fort Smith men are facing charges after shots were fired from a house early Sunday morning.
Fort Smith police said they responded to reports of shots being fired from a house at approximately 1:05 a.m. near the intersection of North 31st Street and Spradling Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene and were speaking to the person who called in, the officers said they heard more shots being fired from a house across the street from them.
One officer said he thought he heard a woman scream, so police secured the perimeter of the house. While doing so, officers found a 30.06 rifle sticking out of a partially open back window, police said.
A SWAT team was called in but police were unable to get in contact with anyone in the house. The SWAT team forced entry into the house, using stun grenades as a “distraction device,” and found three men along with five more guns and ammunition.
Police arrested Alfredo Benjamin Madrigales, 42, and Jose Chacon and Eiichiro Jack Ishii, both 23. Police said none of the men explained who had fired shots or why.
Police said there was a large hole outside the partially open window in the back of the house and it appeared the rifle had been fired at the ground.
Madrigales and Ishii face a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm within the city limits and were released with bond, said an officer at the Sebastian County Detention Center. Chacon faces a felony charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, which would also qualify as a parole violation, and is being held without bail, the officer said.