Warren man sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting house containing four girls

Staff report


Coticka Rivers says the actions of one of her daughters may have saved four lives last July, when Willie Pinchon showed up with a gun and started shooting at the house.

Pinchon, 33, of Fifth Street Southwest, had come to the house several times July 20 and damaged it each time as a result of a fight she and Pinchon were having, Rivers said Thursday.

Rivers had gone to get plastic to cover the windows Pinchon had broken when Pinchon arrived with a handgun, walked up the driveway and fired several times at the house, Warren police said.

But her 13-year-old daughter looked out a bedroom window and saw Pinchon coming toward the house with a gun and yelled to her two sisters and another female relative to warn them, Rivers said.

All four girls, ranging in age from 12 to 15, quickly ran to the basement, Rivers said. None was struck by the bullets.

“He knew who was in the house before he even came there,” Rivers said outside of court Thursday after Pinchon was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crime.

Pinchon was convicted of four counts of felonious assault and single counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and improper discharging firearms.

He was not allowed to possess firearms because he had been convicted of complicity to robbery in 1999.

“I’m satisfied. He got what he deserved,” Rivers said.

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