According to an arrest affidavit filed in District Court, police were called to the 516 W. Cypress St. home of 41-year-old Benny Ceniceros just before midnight Tuesday after shots were heard.
Officer Ray Minst said in the affidavit he heard foul language coming from the house and two shots fired. A minute later he heard another shot fired that struck within five feet of Officer Adam Feazel. A second shot struck 51/2 from Feazel.
At about the same time, a white Chevy Tahoe driven by Ceniceros' brother, Guadalupe, pulled into the driveway. Benny Ceniceros left the house and ran to the vehicle where he was
Minst said Benny Ceniceros seemed inebriated and admitted to drinking 18 beers. He is charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun, reckless conduct while in possession of a handgun and shooting with intent to kill.
The Ceniceros brothers were at the center of shooting investigations in September. Guadalupe was shot Sept.7 in the parking lot of The Smoke Shop. A warrant has been issued in that shooting for 24-year-old John Paul Salomon of 210 Horizon Drive.
Police Chief Mike Patterson said Salomon is also a suspect in the Labor Day shooting of Bennie Ceniceros. Neither brother was seriously injured in those shootings.
Patterson said Salomon is in hiding and asks anyone with any information on his whereabouts to call the police tipline at 482-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous and are eligible for up to $1,000 in reward money.