VANCOUVER – Officers used a Taser to subdue a man firing off an AK-47-style rifle in the middle of the street in a Vancouver neighborhood Wednesday, police said.
As first reported by The Columbian newspaper, 19-year-old Devin Potts Tolles was blasting rounds into the air around 1:45 p.m. near 135 W 30th Street, said Kim Kapp with Vancouver police.
Police swarmed to the area and told Potts Tolles to get on the ground. Potts Tolles put the gun down, but he wouldn’t cooperate with officers commands, so police used a Taser to subdue him, Kapp told KGW Thursday.
Paramedics showed up, loaded Potts Tolles into an ambulance, and took him to the hospital with injuries from the Taser.
Potts Tolles was discharged from the hospital and booked in the Clark County Jail on suspicion of reckless endangerment and unlawfully discharging and displaying a weapon.
The Columbian reported Potts Tolles was in a fight with his girlfriend before the incident and had been drinking. She told the paper he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.