A southwest Fresno gang member was taken into custody Monday night after he tossed a stolen handgun from a car, police said.
The incident took place about 5 p.m. near California Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Police Sgt. James Rossetti said large crowds have been gathering there since a fatal shooting happened in the area Feb. 9.
When officers saw a car speed away from the intersection, they attempted to make a traffic stop and witnessed a passenger throwing a handgun from a window.
Tyrone Smith, 19, was arrested. The weapon was stolen during a burglary in Sanger, Rossetti said.