Four gang members were arrested in central Fresno on Friday after two ran from police and a semi-automatic pistol, ski mask and brass knuckles were found inside a parked car they were standing around, Fresno police said.
The four men were arrested in the area of Marks and Fairmont avenues around 5 p.m. Sgt. Bob Reynolds said that when police approached, Yohonas Kahassay 19, ran away, along with another man who got away from police. He was not named, but detectives say they know his identity.
Police said Kahassay was arrested for resisting arrest, violation of probation and gang charges. Deionta Coleman, 19, was arrested on suspicion of being a gang member in possession of a gun and gang charges. Kapri Johnson, 19, was arrested on suspicion of gang charges and violation of parole. Jason Thompson, 24, was arrested on suspicion of possessing of metal knuckles and marijuana.