Mabton dad accused in shooting

Prosser man uninjured in confrontation

— A local man is accused of shooting at his daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

Ambrosio Delgado, 69, is charged with first-degree assault, probable cause documents show.

He was arrested Friday night after he allegedly fired his rifle twice at Joel E. Ramos of Prosser, records show.

Delgado was arrested at his home, 970 Ferry Road, records show.

Delgado’s daughter lives with him, records show.

Ramos said he was at the home to pick up his children from his ex-girlfriend, records show.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office reported Delgado stood with the rifle in the front doorway of his home. At the same time, Ramos and his ex-girlfriend were speaking outside near the entrance to the home.

Delgado pointed the rifle and fired two rounds at Ramos “...with intent to inflict great bodily harm,” records show. He then began yelling obscenities at Ramos.

Ramos told deputies the rounds did not hit him, but that he “... was able to see the rounds as they were being shot at him from the rifle,” records show.

Ramos left the area after Delgado fired and swore at him, records show.

Delgado later admitting to firing three shots from his rifle, records show. However, he denied shooting them at Ramos.

Rather, he claimed he “... fired the three shots at a cat in the area and then told Joel to leave the residence,” deputies reported in the probable cause document.

Deputies later recovered one spent .22 caliber shell casing from the inside of the doorway and recovered the rifle from the residence, records show.

Deputies booked Delgado into Yakima County jail on the first-degree assault charge after consulting with a Superior Court judge, records show.


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