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Pasco man arrested after allegedly firing shotgun at man, barricading himself in home

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 11:43:00-04

A Pasco man was arrested after deputies say he fired a shotgun at two people, then barricaded himself inside his home.

Tuesday evening, 47-year-old Dean Moran reportedly went to a neighbor's house asking the woman there for a kiss. When she refused, he allegedly pushed her and stabbed the leather seat of her motorcycle with a knife, resulting in $500 damage.

Moran went home, where the woman and a male friend of hers showed up to confront him. When he answered the door, the two say Moran was armed with a shotgun.

The male friend asked him to come out and fight, but the woman reached into the home and closed the door. Moran then reportedly fired the shotgun from inside his home towards the two and a piece of the door struck the man on the head, resulting in minor injury. At that time they left and called law enforcement.

Pasco Sheriff's Office tried to contact the man, but he refused to respond. SWAT was activated along with hostage negotiation.

After several attempts to make contact with Moran, SWAT entered the home and found him hiding under a bed.

He was arrested for burglary battery, criminal mischief, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Moran was not hurt, and the firearm in question was not located.