A gang member carrying a loaded handgun in his baggy pants was taken into custody Sunday night in central Fresno, police said.
Officers were conducting surveillance at an apartment in the 1000 block of West Griffith Way when, about 6 p.m., they saw John Ferrell, 21, in a vehicle. Ferrell is affiliated with the Northside Pleasant Street Gang, said Sgt. Paul Cervantes, a supervisor with the Police Department’s MAGEC gang-enforcement unit.
After a traffic stop, officers found Ferrell was in possession of the loaded .22 caliber revolver, Cervantes said.
Ferrell was booked into Fresno County Jail on weapons charges.