LANCASTER – A 51-year-old Lancaster man who allegedly fired shots at his ex-girlfriend’s house and then pointed a shotgun at a driver who rear-ended his pickup truck was arrested Friday morning after an overnight standoff, authorities said.
Brock Bunge was arrested around 6:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and booked on suspicion of several felony charges, including attempted murder, robbery, and felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The incident began Thursday, when Lancaster sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on the 2100 block of West Avenue K-12 regarding a domestic disturbance.
“The female victim stated she had an argument with her ex-boyfriend, suspect Brock Bunge of Lancaster, and he left the scene prior to the responding deputy’s arrival,” the news release states.
“A short time later, suspect Bunge returned to the same house with a firearm and shot at his ex-girlfriend’s house then drove away,” the news release states.
Some time later, Bunge was allegedly involved in a two-vehicle traffic collision on 90th Street West, just north of Avenue K, sheriff’s officials said.
“The victims reported that the suspect pointed a shotgun at them as they initially attempted to render aid at the scene of the traffic collision,” the sheriff’s news release states. “It was later determined that the other party in the collision was also assaulted by the suspect and had his cellphone and other personal property taken from him.”
The driver was attacked after he rear-ended Bunge’s pickup truck, which was stopped on 90th Street West with its lights off, according to a friend of the driver. When the driver tried to flee the attack, a shot was fired in his direction, the friend said. This account could not be confirmed with sheriff’s officials.
“The armed suspect fled into nearby desert acreage and attempted to hide from deputies,” the sheriff’s news release states.
“Additional resources responded, which included the Crisis Negotiation Team, an airship, Arson/Explosives, and a team from Special Enforcement Bureau,” the sheriff’s news release states.
After a standoff that lasted more than seven hours, Bunge was taken into custody without incident.