Police: Man Fired Shots in Bedroom, Held Gun to Childrens' Heads
MILTON, Wis. - (CHANNEL 3000) A 30-year-old is facing multiple charges this week after police said he fired shots in a Milton woman's bedroom, and held a gun in the faces of two children and in the woman's mouth.
Milton police said between 11 p.m. Monday and midnight, the woman was sleeping in her bedroom with her four children. A 6-month-old baby was asleep in a crib next to the bed and three children, ages 9, 8 and 1, were sharing the bed.
Police said the woman's ex-boyfriend, Cesar Flores-Hernandez, of Janesville, came into the bedroom with a handgun and fired one round into the wall above the bed. Flores-Hernandez was intoxicated and angry about the deteriorating relationship. Flores-Hernandez grabbed the 9-year-old and pointed the gun at the child’s face. Flores-Hernandez then fired a second shot into the bed near where the 9-year-old had been laying, police said.
According to the report, Flores-Hernandez next pushed the barrel of the gun into the face of the 8-year-old, causing a minor injury to the child’s lip. Flores-Hernandez also pointed the gun at the woman and pushed the barrel of the gun into her upper lip and mouth, causing a minor injury to her lip.
Police said Flores-Hernandez threatened to kill everyone in the room, should the incident ever be reported to police. The woman was able to calm Flores-Hernandez down. He eventually put the gun down and no additional violence occurred.
The handgun, ammunition and a spent shell casing were recovered at the victims’ residence, police said. Police also searched Flores-Hernandez’s apartment in Janesville, where additional evidence was seized.
Flores-Hernandez was arrested at his workplace without incident by deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.
The Rock County District Attorney’s Office formally filed the charges Wednesday against Flores-Hernandez in Rock County Circuit Court. He's facing:
- 1 count of felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety in a domestic abuse incident
- 1 count of felony endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm in a domestic abuse incident
- 1 count of misdemeanor battery with use of a dangerous weapon in a domestic abuse incident
- 3 counts of felony physical abuse of child with use of a dangerous weapon
- 4 counts of felony endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm
- 4 counts of felony second-degree recklessly endangering safety
Flores-Hernandez faces additional charges from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a separate incident in Janesville that was discovered during the domestic abuse investigation, Milton police said. He remains in custody at the Rock County Jail.