A convicted felon who built a homemade shotgun after watching “Internet videos” was arrested Thursday night, Fresno police reported.
Sgt. Chris Desmond said officers made the arrest after a traffic stop near Tielman Avenue and Kearney Boulevard.
Emilio Olivares was on felony probation for narcotics violations and was in possession of narcotics paraphernalia, Desmond said. He was first arrested on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
After Olivares was taken into custody, officers searched his home and came across a rifle stock attached to a metal tube. Olivares said the improvised weapon worked and that it had been test-fired with 12-gauge shotgun flares. Olivares was booked into Fresno County Jail.
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Lt. Joe Gomez said firing such an improvised weapon was extremely dangerous.