A gang member with a semi-automatic handgun was arrested late Thursday near the Fresno Fairgrounds, police said.
Officers with the Violent Crime Impact Team made the arrest after seeing two suspicious vehicles parked near Maple and Butler avenues just before midnight, police Sgt. James Fowler said.
The officers discovered that Bulldog gang member Francisco Vargas, 19, was carrying a high-capacity magazine. When officers searched the car, they found the handgun corresponding to the magazine, Fowler said.
Vargas was booked into Fresno County Jail on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.