Gunshot After Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of A Felon With A Firearm

A Moses Lake man is arrested Thursday for being a felon in possession of a firearm after an incident that began with a traffic stop. Police say they pulled over a car on Kittleson Road and ended up issuing the driver a warning. Shortly afterward a passenger in the vehicle identified as Rogelio Gutierrez Mata who was armed with a handgun got out of the car and fired a shot which made the driver and another passenger barricade themselves in a nearby hotel’s bathroom. Gutierrez Mata was eventually located and taken into custody.