Man charged for firing gun at firefighters battling blaze

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — A man was arrested Monday after firing at firefighters responding to a nearby blaze, Kyle police said.

Kyle firefighters responded to a shed fire at 390 Buggy Whip Drive in the Sunset Ridge Trailer Park about 1 a.m. After putting out the flames, the firefighters heard at least one gunshot and then a bullet impact a wall behind them.

Police officers arrived on scene and determined the shot had come from a home in the vicinity.

During their investigation, officers found Jason Montalvo, 18, asleep in his bed with a rifle by his side. After waking Montalvo, he became combative and refused commands to surrender his firearm.

Kyle police used a stun gun to subdue Montalvo and took him into custody.

He was booked into the Hays County Jail on assault on a public servant charges in addition to an outstanding warrant in Travis County for marijuana possession.

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