A construction worker in Oregon is expected to face attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot a coworker repeatedly with a nail gun.
According to KPTV, the suspect and victim were working together Friday on a project at a construction site in Happy Valley.
A statement by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office indicates 24-year-old Jesus Ascencio Molina fled the scene on foot after assaulting the unidentified victim with the nail gun.
There were no details available regarding what precipitated the attack.
The victim was reportedly taken from the new development where he had been working to an area hospital for treatment of multiple impact injuries.
“One male construction worker was reportedly assaulted by another worker with a pneumatic framing nail gun,” a police statement explained. “The victim had multiple injuries from nail impacts, and was transported by Life Flight to an area hospital.”
Molina was apprehended Saturday morning by deputies. He was arrested and booked into jail with bail set at $250,000.
“Early this morning deputies caught up with Jesus Ascencio Molina and arrested him for the attempted murder of one of his co-workers in yesterday’s nail gun attack,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a tweet announcing the update.
Early this morning deputies caught up with Jesus Ascencio Molina and arrested him for the attempted murder of one of his co-workers in yesterday’s nail gun attack. He is being held on $250,000 bail. @HappyValleyPD pic.twitter.com/EBFgKED7HW
— Clackamas Sheriff (@ClackCoSheriff) April 14, 2018
He is expected to face criminal charges including attempted murder and first-degree assault.
[Featured image: Jesus Ascencio Molina/Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office]