A convicted felon was arrested Monday night on charges of domestic violence and possession of a firearm, Fresno police reported.
Sgt. Jordan Beckford said officers were told by the female victim that Jose Ruiz Canizales had kicked her, was in possession of a handgun and was threatening to shoot her. The victim, the estranged wife of the suspect, is 2-months pregnant and deaf, and officers used sign language to communicate with her.
Officers went to the home where the woman lived, took the man into custody and seized a .357 caliber magnum along with ammunition. Canizales is prohibited from possession weapons. He was booked into Fresno County Jail.