Israel Perez allegedly pulls a gun when he's told to stop selling pot in a bar
As you can tell by this photo, Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub boasts a rather large bar -- which should indicate the sort of intoxicant in which the venue specializes.
Nonetheless, Israel Perez, who's racked up 48 charges, nineteen of them felonies, since 1993, allegedly chose this location to try selling some marijuana -- and when he was asked to stop, he's said to have expressed his displeasure with a gun.
On Wednesday, May 21, according to a Denver Police Department report on view below, as well as a DPD Facebook account of the bust, officers were dispatched to Gary Lee's 176 South Broadway address on a report of felony menacing.
There, the bar's owner told cops that Perez, forty, who's characterized by the cops as a "multiple felon and drug addict with very little regard for public safety," had reacted badly when he'd asked him to stop selling weed inside his establishment. Perez is accused of puling a silver-and-black handgun and training it on the owner before splitting on foot.
Officers knew which direction the suspect had headed -- east on Cedar Avenue -- but nothing about his destination. Before long, though, Perez provided a clue, by making his gun go bang.
A report of shots fired came in regarding an apartment on the 30 block of South Downing Street, an area captured in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
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Within minutes, cops rounded up Perez, and the owner of Gary Lee's later identified him -- and his gun.
Here's a look at Perez's mug shot, followed by the aforementioned police report.
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More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa May 19: "Photos: Kalie Kerr allegedly opens fire on roommate who didn't pay her rent."
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