WPD Called for Shots at Vehicle, Arrest Man Hiding in Home

The following information was provided by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

A city man faces domestic felony assault charges after Woonsocket officers responded to a report that he fired shots at a vehicle as it left his house early Saturday.

When Woonsocket Police arrived at Damaso Hernandez Sr.'s home at 4:52 a.m., the man refused to leave his house to speak with the officers, according to a release from the Woonsocket Police Department. When officers finally convinced Hernandez to come to the door, he attempted to slam it on them. The officers prevented the door from closing and were able to grasp Hernandez by the arms. A brief struggle ensued, according to the release. The officers were able to take Hernandez into custody without injury to him or them.

Police searched Hernandez's home, turning up a shotgun, 9mm Ruger handgun, and AR-15 rifle, all loaded. Officers also found a musket style gun, a sword, pellet gun, and buck knife. Police seized them all as part of the investigation.

Woonsocket Police are charging Hernandez with two counts of domestic felony assault with a weapon, firing a weapon in a compact area, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice.
Uncle Ben January 27, 2014 at 07:50 AM
No Address ? I'd like to know if this is going on around where I live, and so wouldn't the City. Just curious why its not posted ?
Rob Borkowski January 27, 2014 at 11:43 AM
In cases involving domestic violence, the exact address can ID the victim in the case, which the police and the press avoid. That's probably the case here, since Hernandez's address wasn't noted in the release. Later, when I have a copy of the police report, I can probably narrow it down to an area of the city, but that's as far as I'll take it.
Chris Monti Allard January 27, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Whenever they talk about shootings, they never say whether or not the shooter was in possession of the guns legally or illegally. Seems to me like even if he had a gun licenses, because the weapons were loaded and not secured that would be in violation anyway.
Rob Borkowski January 27, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Apparently, the address was not left out of the release for the reasons I'd thought: http://woonsocket.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/shotgun-used-in-burrington-street-shooting-saturday


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