A man with a sawed-off shotgun in his pants was arrested Monday in southwest Fresno, police said.
Sgt. Doug Goertzen of the Violent Crime Impact Team said an officer saw Jose Cuellar, 37, just before 6 p.m. acting suspiciously in an alley near South Plumas Street and East Lemon Avenue.
Cuellar tried to hide behind a car, then began to reach into his rear waistband, Goertzen said. The officer grabbed the shotgun before Cuellar could draw it, Goertzen said. The suspect was arrested after a brief foot chase.
Cuellar was booked into Fresno County Jail on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.