Two men arrested in Kermit for shooting off rifle

KERMIT, Tx. (KOSA) -- Two men were arrested after they were found shooting off a rifle in Kermit.

According to the Kermit Police Department's Facebook page, officers overheard shots fired in the area of Jeffee Street and Hejupe Drive early Saturday morning.

Winkler County Deputies found a home on the 700 block of Hejupe, where two men were shooting off a rifle in the backyard.

When law enforcement made contact, the men went into the home and barricaded themselves inside a bedroom.

Kermit officers and WCSO deputies were eventually able to get inside the home to arrest Raul Chavez and Sergio Almaraz for Deadly Conduct Discharging a Firearm and Resisting Arrest.

Investigators said about 19 shots were fired, and numerous rounds of ammunition were found inside the house.