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Midland Man Behind Bars For Pointing Gun at Family Member

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man got into trouble with the law after he pointed a gun at a family member during an argument.

When deputies arrived at a home in the 500 block of North Lamesa Road on Sunday, witnesses alerted them that 43-year-old Lorenzo Ortiz, Junior, was trying to take off in a truck.

Authorities caught up with him and noticed that he smelled like alcohol.

He said that witnesses had taken a gun from him and that he didn't know what had happened during the altercation.

Deputies also found a 40-caliber magazine in his truck.

The victim told authorities that they had been feuding when Ortiz pulled a handgun on him.

He threatened the victim then took off.

When he went back, there was a scuffle and the gun fell to the ground.

Ortiz was arrested on felony charges of assault with a weapon - family violence.

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