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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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