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Police: Two armed gang members arrested in traffic stop in southeast Fresno

Fresno police arrested Jasiah Cooper, left, and Keshawn Givins during a traffic stop Sunday night, Nov. 11, 2018 in southeast Fresno.
Fresno police arrested Jasiah Cooper, left, and Keshawn Givins during a traffic stop Sunday night, Nov. 11, 2018 in southeast Fresno. Fresno Police Department

Fresno police arrested two reported gang members armed with firearms during a traffic stop Sunday night in southeast Fresno.

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Police recovered a .357 magnum revolver and a .380 caliber pistol during a traffic stop in southeast Fresno. Fresno Police Department

Sgt. Adrian Alvarez Sr. said the officers were on patrol near Peach and Olive avenues about 10:30 p.m. when they pulled over a car for a traffic violation.

Jasiah Cooper, 21, and Keshawn Givins, 19, both reputed Dog Pound gang members, were booked on firearms charges after officers found a Taurus .357 magnum revolver and a Bersa .380 semi-automatic pistol.

Alvarez said that officers in southeast Fresno have recovered 59 firearms this year.

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