WEST JORDAN — A man who police say pulled a gun on a group of juveniles he was arguing with in front of a 7-Eleven was arrested Monday.
Christopher Wayne Lucero, 26, of Salt Lake City, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of five counts of aggravated assault, child abuse and threatening to use a dangerous weapon.
Police say a car with a group of adults pulled into a 7-Eleven near 7100 South and 1400 West on Monday night.
Five juveniles, ranging in age from 12 to 14, got into a verbal altercation with the people in the car, said West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson. What the confrontation was about was not clear Wednesday, he said.
After the two sides were done yelling, the juveniles walked around to the side of the store, police said. As Lucero started to drive away, he stopped near the kids and got out of the car holding a gun, Monson said.
"The male racked the slide of his weapon, loading one round into the chamber," according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.
Lucero kept the gun at this side, Monson said, but made threats to the children, Monson said. He then pushed one juvenile into a bush, threw a scooter at another child and kicked a skateboard that hit a third boy, the report states.
Lucero then got back into his car and drove off.
Police stopped Lucero a short distance from the convenience store and arrested him. He told police he carries a gun with him for protection because his vehicles have been shot at in Salt Lake, Monson said.