An all-out search is on for a Reading man who tried to kill his girlfriend by pointing a loaded gun at her head and pulling the trigger several times, said police, adding that the gun didn't fire.
The man police are looking for is Kenneth Josue Albino-Luccas.
Officers were dispatched shortly after noon Thursday to Albino-Luccas' home at 330 S. 10th St. for the report of a domestic dispute in progress.
A woman at the home told police that her boyfriend, Albino-Luccas, became "very angry" over conversations she had with the father of her children, according to court documents.
As the woman tried to calm him down, Albino-Luccas grabbed her head, slammed it into a metal staircase railing and said, "I am going to kill you," police said.
The woman managed to get away and run into the kitchen, but Albino-Luccas followed, threw her against a wall, held her there by placing his hand on her throat and placed a loaded 40 caliber semi-automatic handgun against her head, saying, "I am going to kill you. Are you ready to die?" according to court documents.
The woman told police she heard the clicking as he squeezed the trigger and believed the gun did not fire because the safety was on.
The woman then tried to get away again, but police said Albino-Luccas punched her in the back, slammed a door on her arms, pushed her against a wall by her throat and began to choke her.
Albino-Luccas then grabbed a hammer and tried to hit his girlfriend with it, but the hammer struck a fish tank with enough force to shatter the glass, causing the glass to land on an occupied child stroller, according to court documents.
With the hammer now lodged in the fish tank, police said Albino-Luccas pulled out the gun again and put it to her head, stating, "I'm going to kill you. You're going to be dead, and I'll be gone before the police arrive. The police can't save you. I'll be on a flight to Puerto Rico before they find your body."
The woman told police she managed to get the door open and call to people outside for help. Albino-Luccas let her go, saying "I'm going to wait for the police and get them before they get me," said police, adding that he then left the house, stating, "I'm going to come back and kill you."
Albino-Luccas then got into his 1999 gold Chrysler Town and Country with Pa. license plate number HZC-8968 and drove off.
The woman ran outside the home and told her neighbors to call police. She suffered a large bruise on her left forearm and numerous cuts and scrapes.
Albino-Luccas, 30, is facing charges of attempted homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of simple assault, terroristic threats, possessing instruments of a crime and recklessly endangering another person. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call police right away.