Man enraged by noisy kids shot two neighbors with AK-47 before five-hour standoff with cops in Newport, Oregon on Tuesday
Franklin L. Tomes, 59, fired at least 12 rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle at a pair of 20-year-olds, outside their apt complex
Jose Gaeta, 20, who was celebrating his birthday on Tuesday night, was shot three times, at least once in each leg
Tomes was irked by the noise made by Gaeta’s two young sons
Tristan Smith, also 20 was hit in the shoulder
Tomes remained in the Lincoln County Jail on Wednesday on charges of attempted murder
Faces additional charges of first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and reckless endangerment
Franklin Tomes shot neighbors Jose Gaeta and Tristan Smith, outside their apt complex in Newport on Tuesday night, because one of the victims, Gaeta, had noisy kids
An Oregon man enraged by the noise from his neighbors two young children grabbed an AK-47 and shot two of their father and his friend, both his neighbors, before barricading himself inside his home for five hours.
Franklin Tomes shot Jose Gaeta and Tristan Smith, both 20, outside their apartment complex in Newport on Tuesday night, Oregon Live reported. Both men are expected to survive.
Tomes, 59, who hid in his home and finally surrendered after five hours, is now facing charges of attempted murder.
Jose Gaeta was celebrating his birthday on Tuesday night when Tomes, who lives in the apartment below his, complained about the noise from his two young sons, Gaeta’s parents told KPTV.
Tomes shot Jose Gaeta [photo], three times on Tuesday night, because his two young kids were being noisy while celebrating their dad’s birthday
After the two men got into an argument, Tomes allegedly then flashed his rifle and then later shot at the two men across the apartment complex’s parking lot as they were fleeing to Smith’s apartment.
Tomes went to his truck and grabbed his assault rifle, which he aimed it at Gaeta and Smith, according to a police affidavit. The suspect then put the firearm away, only to retrieve it.
This time he fired off 12 rounds as Gaeta and Smith tried to run away, the court affidavit said.
Gaeta was shot in the foot and once in each leg, according to a GoFundMe page, while Smith was struck in the shoulder, according to the affidavit.
Court records showed Smith’s home was also peppered with bullets while two other people were inside the home.
Tomes held off the SWAT team for five hours after he pumped seven rounds into Tristan Smith’s apt while his mother and her boyfriend were inside the home. He shot Smith and Gaeta outside the apt complex on May 15