Aberdeen Police Officers responded to the display of handgun today.
Just before 12:30 this afternoon, Aberdeen Police Officers were advised of a display of a pistol in the area of Market and F St.
Aberdeen Police tell KXRO that the initial information was that an off-duty deputy from a neighboring agency had been driving in that area when his vehicle was approached by a green colored suburban style vehicle. The occupants of the suburban began making hand gestures towards him and then displayed a firearm before driving away.
About 20 minutes later, the suburban was observed in the area of Market and I St. and Aberdeen Police were assisted by members of the Hoquiam Police Department and Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office in detaining the 4 occupants of the suburban.
Aberdeen Police say that as a result of the investigation, two Aberdeen men (a 19 year-old and a 20 year-old) were taken into custody and transported to the Aberdeen Police Department where they face charges of Unlawful Display of a Weapon and Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer. The vehicle they were driving was seized pending the execution of a search warrant.
Aberdeen Police say that it is believed that this was a random act and the suspects did not know that the victim was an off-duty deputy.