Israel Perez allegedly pulls a gun when he's told to stop selling pot in a bar

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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A photo from the Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub Facebook page.
As you can tell by this photo, Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub boasts a rather large bar -- which should indicate the sort of intoxicant in which the venue specializes.

Nonetheless, Israel Perez, who's racked up 48 charges, nineteen of them felonies, since 1993, allegedly chose this location to try selling some marijuana -- and when he was asked to stop, he's said to have expressed his displeasure with a gun.

On Wednesday, May 21, according to a Denver Police Department report on view below, as well as a DPD Facebook account of the bust, officers were dispatched to Gary Lee's 176 South Broadway address on a report of felony menacing.

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Another photo from the Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub Facebook page.
There, the bar's owner told cops that Perez, forty, who's characterized by the cops as a "multiple felon and drug addict with very little regard for public safety," had reacted badly when he'd asked him to stop selling weed inside his establishment. Perez is accused of puling a silver-and-black handgun and training it on the owner before splitting on foot.

Officers knew which direction the suspect had headed -- east on Cedar Avenue -- but nothing about his destination. Before long, though, Perez provided a clue, by making his gun go bang.

A report of shots fired came in regarding an apartment on the 30 block of South Downing Street, an area captured in the following interactive graphic. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."


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Within minutes, cops rounded up Perez, and the owner of Gary Lee's later identified him -- and his gun.

Here's a look at Perez's mug shot, followed by the aforementioned police report.

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Israel Perez.

Israel Perez Police Report

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa May 19: "Photos: Kalie Kerr allegedly opens fire on roommate who didn't pay her rent."


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chaos18
chaos18

I think people should know the whole story about someone or something before they start talking shit and believing everything they read... Its society that has messed up so many peoples reputation because of here say ... What if it was your name ??? what would you do ????? 

Jay Gonzales
Jay Gonzales

Everyone at Garys Lees Is Safe And ok.... We Don't Tolerate Drug Dealing At Garys At All!!!!! This could of happened anywhere on Broadway but unfortunately it happened at our bar. The entire staff is friendly and excepting of everyone regardless of how you look..... we treat everyone the same all we ask is that you act like a adult or better yet as Scott says "don't fuck up in here" Garys Lee's pub and grub is still the best bar on Broadway and is still safe. All people who think otherwise can go fuck them self. And if anyone messes with Gary Lee, they are gonna have to deal with Jesus first TRUE STORY!!!!!!

John Elliott
John Elliott

Gary Lee should have put two rounds in this douchebag's head

Justin Jones
Justin Jones

48 charges 19 of them felony in the last 20 years. Why is this guy still walking around and why does he have weed and a gun? It just doesn't make sense.

Ben Jamin
Ben Jamin

Joey Bravo Zahorik did you here about this?

Tony Kent
Tony Kent

omg ridiculous....I like this place!

Pretzel Wilhelm Mustard
Pretzel Wilhelm Mustard

was totally falling asleep when those gunshots went off. and totally hit the floor haha. I thought maybe I was trippin good to know I was right. I know gary lee too, his dog is legendary at Barrys

Jason Wagner
Jason Wagner

He was selling cannabis in a bar? That's not legal is it?

Anne Drake
Anne Drake

Awful. Glad everyone at Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub are ok.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Pussy ass punk fucks that think they need a gun to communicate.....


first question:  Is this loser legally in the US?

second question:  If he is a multiple felon, shouldn't his use of a gun constitute the three strike rule?  Life baby - habitual criminal.


I bet, if he was smart enough to pull the lever, he would vote Democrat.

If he is illegal, that doubles the chance that he would vote Democrat.  

Adrian Trevizo
Adrian Trevizo

Brace yourselfs, people who hardly know her Work are bout to post her quotes

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

The Right of Marijuana Dealers to Keep and Bear Arms Shall NOT Be Infringed!


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NayNay Darko
NayNay Darko

I heard you need a gun to get any kind of service there.

Kris Gordon
Kris Gordon

I thought about doing the same thing when I got my drink bill there.

chaos18
chaos18

yoUR THE DUMBASS FOR BELIEVING EVERYTHING YOU READ ...

chaos18
chaos18

MAYBE THE Bartender should'nt serve his clients so much liquor to the point that they can barely talk or walk ??? and pretend to be their  friend so they find out personal imformation on them them and then use it against them ....

chaos18
chaos18

Keep believing what you read.....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... what part of "... Shall NOT Be Infringed" don't you comprehend?


Depending on what type of "felony" record he had, Colorado law allows most convicted felons to possess firearms after a period of time.



chaos18
chaos18

he dont have any drug charges explain that ???

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... so Colorado didn't legalize marijuana, eh?

bassboy01
bassboy01

I know this loser, he dated my best friend's mom. He's definitely American born, just an insecure meth head with no maturity or self respect. I hope he rots.

chronodiver
chronodiver

@DonkeyHotay It's quite legal through an authorized retail outlet. A "gun-totin' criminal" is not an authorized outlet. 


A large reason why it was legalized was for regulation and the collection of taxes, things that aren't going to be covered by some dealer on the street (or in a bar).

chaos18
chaos18

@bassboy01 you dont know what your talking about he dont even do meth ... so check yourself..


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@bassboy01 ... so how much self-respect and insecurity does your BFF's mom have?



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@chronodiver ... ALL Dispensaries are CRIMINAL under Federal law. Those foolish enough to also have firearms are -- incontrovertibly -- Gun-Totin' Criminals.


Ipso facto.


Government Over-Regulation and Excessive Taxation are just a continuation of Criminal Prohibition ... now with the insatiable Dept. of Revenue's hand in the till.





muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@chaos18 @muhutdafuga @fishingblues However, there is also the underlying debate between authoritarian conservative dictatorial governance vs. good freedom loving Liberal Americans. 


muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@JimTom @muhutdafuga @fishingblues Blame it in another group, the founding fathers.  They wrote that document you cultists hate so much, the Constitution.  I know you hate freedom and liberty and groups like the ACLU.  The conservative paradise of Iraq doesn't have the ACLU getting in the way of their conservatism. 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @muhutdafuga


Is that the depth of your cognition?  You two shallow ignorant fucks deserve each other.   However, I'm not sure a donkey can carry that fat ass.  

bassboy01
bassboy01

@DonkeyHotay @bassboy01 Admittedly not much. We don't bother with her, she's going the same path as well.

JimTom
JimTom

@muhutdafuga @JimTom @fishingblues Sorry I love the Constitution, especially amendment 1 and 2. I am currently reading B.F.'s autobiography and he sure sounds a lot more like me than like you. But keep babbling I'm sure some idiot finds it enlightening.

Just to clarify, you believe this idiot should be alive and treated humanly?  

chaos18
chaos18

@bassboy01 you wish .. you people just like talking about people.. Holy Than ... WTF ever..

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@JimTom @muhutdafuga @fishingblues You may want to re-state this.  While all your posts say little, this one says nothing and makes you sound like a fool.  Saying nothing and sounding like a fool....you must be conservative.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@JimTom If you like the second amendment, you must love the part about right wing gun freaks being "well regulated."

re:  "Just to clarify, you believe this idiot should be alive and treated humanly?"   I believe the constitution should be followed.


Those Who Hate "Liberals" Really Hate a Free America by Harvey Wasserman  

The rightist "conservative" media moguls who hate "liberals" actually hate a free America.

Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, Hannity and O'Reilly, the Weekly Standard and Wall Street Journal---they all rant at some unspecified species allegedly left of center.

But right from its birth, America has been the very definition of a liberal nation.

Today's Foxist ditto-heads would have hated all America's founders: Franklin, Washington, Jefferson, Madison,

Adams, Paine, and even the father of the modern corporate state, Alexander Hamilton.

All were liberals, both classic and modern. The documents they wrote---the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights---all were the definition of liberal. Rush's "conservative" rightists would have hated them then. And though they won't admit it, they hate them now.

As for ending slavery, Ann Coulter would have SCREAMED at Abe Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation would have INFURIATED Hannity. The Gettysburg Address would have ENRAGED O'Reilly. And don't even MENTION the environmentalism of U.S. Grant or Teddy Roosevelt.

But lets start with Ben Franklin, the true father of our country. This ultimate Enlightenment genius was the western world's most famous citizen. The man who defined electricity was America's leading writer, publisher, diplomat and humorist. "Poor Richard's Almanac" was one of the world's most influential publications. Franklin helped found so many institutions---public libraries, post offices, insurance companies---and made so many inventions---like the lightning rod and Franklin stove---that his vita fills whole books. He was the only man to sign the Big Three: The Declaration, the Treaty of Paris (which sealed the Revolution's victory) and the Constitution.

Ben Franklin was also the ultimate liberal. He signed the first abolitionist petition to Congress. Supremely tolerant, he loved beautiful women, fine food, and the French. He believed in freedom, diversity, the Enlightenment, and progress. He spoke with amusement of the wild oats he sowed as a youth, and of "the ladies" he courted while seducing France into helping the young America free itself from the British. Can you hear Rush's blood boil? Can you taste Ann Coulter's venom spewing through the centuries?

Then there's Tom Jefferson: brilliant, learned, master architect, ultimate phrase turner, Lockean liberal. Nobody stoked the leftist rhetoric of revolution and democracy, equality and progress better than Jefferson. He was a slave-owner, which the right would have liked. But he also consorted with one, the spirited Sally Hemmings, with whom he had at least three children. Can you hear Jerry Falwell SCREAM!!!

Then that shrimpy James Madison, spouting off about human liberties, combing the state constitutions to draft that ultimate liberal screed, the Bill of Rights. Hannity would have declared it "obsolete" at birth. If there's one document the conservatives hate most of all, it's Jamie Madison's Ten Commandments of civil rights and liberty.

Even George Washington, the ultimate war hero, stood his ground on a free America. When offered the dictatorship, he refused, saying America should remain a republic. Can you imagine George Bush, who never saw battle, doing the same?

To top it off, the master of Mount Vernon took enormous pains to make sure his slaves were freed and well cared for upon his death. What a bleeding heart!

JimTom
JimTom

@muhutdafuga @JimTom 

I follow all required firearm "REGULATIONS"


And of course I am not even going to waste my time reading your rhetoric.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@JimTom @muhutdafuga JimBob, you not only read my lesson to you, you posted brown scented conservative love jelly in response...today's special, young hairless boy scented...always a favorite among conservatives. 

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