Police responded to a domestic disturbance in a home on the 1200 block of Mission Road around 3 a.m. When they arrived, they found Walter Thomas Hok, 33, intoxicated and barricaded inside a vehicle with firearms, police said.
Hok at first refused to obey officers’ orders to disarm, and he demanded to be killed, police said. Officers approached him with drawn weapons, and he eventually surrendered.
“It was a pretty close call,” Lt. Kyle Valerio said. “He was sitting in the vehicle with his hand on a weapon. Fortunately, he didn’t make that move.”
Hok was found with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns.
“We’re very fortunate this resolved as peacefully as it did,” Valerio said. “This was the best resolution we could have hoped for.”
No one was injured during the shooting, although a woman was placed in fear of his actions, police said.
Hok faces felony charges of second-degree theft, second-degree weapons misconduct and third-degree assault.
The theft charge stems from an allegation that he took the woman’s keys to sit in the car.
The weapons misconduct charge is a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. The assault charge is a class C felony, and it carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison and a $50,000.
Hok also faces two misdemeanor charges: reckless endangerment and fourth-degree weapons misconduct.
The investigation is ongoing.