A Capitol Hill man has been charged with second-degree assault and unlawful discharge of a firearm in the incident that lead to last Friday morning’s standoff with police and SWAT officers on Loretta Place between Bellevue and Summit. Here’s a report on the charging documents from the Seattle PI:
Police say in court documents that about 2:15 a.m., a neighbor knocked on the apartment door of Cory Ricardo Castillon, 24, to say police had been looking for him earlier. Castillon opened the door of his apartment in the 400 block of East Loretta Place and pointed a pistol at the man’s chest, according to investigators.
The man told Castillon to put the gun down. He lowered it and said he thought people were being sent to kill him, according to investigators.
Police first went to Castillon’s apartment the previous night for a possible suicide call, according to charging documents. He wasn’t there when officers arrived.
His mother had called police, worried about her son’s welfare.