Crime

Phoenix Man Threatens Girlfriend With Gun for Calling Him Gay, Police Say



Phoenix resident Hector Olalde does not like being called gay.

He dislikes the accusation so much that police say Olalde, 28, pulled a gun on his girlfriend, and fired that gun all around his neighborhood after she called him gay, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Olalde and his girlfriend were arguing at their home, near 48th Avenue and Baseline Road, and when his girlfriend wouldn't give him his keys to drive away, he pulled a .45-caliber handgun on her, court documents state.

According to a police probable-cause statement, "This resulted after a verbal argument between the two after she called him 'gay' for hanging out with all male friends."

Olalde got the keys to his car, and fired a shot into the air as he walked toward the car.

Once he started driving away, he kept shooting from his vehicle around the neighborhood, according to the documents.

Police were called, and an officer spotted Olalde's car a few miles away, near 35th and Southern avenues.

Olalde was driving on a suspended license, so his car was towed as police booked him into jail on charges of aggravated assault and discharging a firearm within city limits.

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