A Fresno man was booked on charges of being a gang member in possession of a shotgun and firing the weapon in a reckless manner Wednesday afternoon in southeast Fresno.
Sgt. Brian Valles said officers went to the 4400 block of East Bend Avenue, near Cedar and McKenzie avenues, about 4 p.m. to check a report of a gang member with a firearm. They reportedly found Johnny Martinez, 23, and others drinking outside a house. Martinez allowed police to search the home, where they recovered the shotgun. Valles said Martinez admitted firing the shotgun in the air.
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