Sunbury PD: Three in custody after shots fired, brief standoff

SUNBURY – Sunbury police say three people are in custody after some shots were fired at a Tenth Street home early Sunday and a brief standoff ensued.

Police say they took into custody, two men from Mexico: Jamie Vasquez-Hernandez and Miguel Garcia, along with Luis Alfred Cuevas-Alvarez of El Salvador. Hernandez was jailed on multiple firearms and other charges. The other two were turned over to immigration authorities. Police say a juvenile was also found in the home, they say he was turned over to his mother from Michigan.

The incident happened just before 2am, police tell us they heard the gunshots, and got calls which indicated the shots came from near a home at 159 Tenth Street. After what police called a brief standoff, four individuals came out of the home. Inside the home, police found a 9mm handgun hidden in a mattress, along with illegal drugs and paraphernalia.

They tell us there was a significant police response from Sunbury, Point Township, Northumberland, Selinsgrove and Zerbe Township, Northumberland County officers.  Also involved, Northumberland County Children and Youth Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Sunbury Code Office.

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