Man Arrested for Firing Gun at Man Distributing Religious Flyer

Suspect surrenders after 6-hour standoff

A Riverside County man who fired a gun at a man passing out religious literature in his neighborhood was arrested Sunday night after a stand-off with Perris officers and the Riverside County Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau.

Gino Salinas, 51, of an unincorporated portion of Riverside County, got into a verbal altercation with a man distributing religious literature in the 17,000 block of Dalke Lane at about 3 p.m. Sunday. When the man turned to get back into his car, Salinas displayed a black handgun and fired one shot toward the vehicle. The man got into the car, drove off and called police, according to a Riverside County spokesperson.

Perris police arrived and Salinas barricaded himself inside his house, where family members were also present. Police then evacuated the surrounding homes and tried to negotiate with Salinas to come out. When he refused, the Special Enforcement Bureau took over. At about 9 p.m., after hours of negotiation, Salinas finally came out of his house and was arrested without incident.

No one was injured.

Salinas has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The incident is undergoing further investigation.

Salinas is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center  in Riverside.

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