Alleged gang member arrested after gunshots heard in southeast Fresno

Fresno Police Department

Fresno police say they arrested an alleged Bulldog gang member early Saturday morning after responding to a ShotSpotter alert in southeast Fresno.

Officers arrived at the 1400 block of North Millbrook Avenue around 3:45 a.m. Saturday after nine shots were heard, according to a Fresno police news release.

Upon arriving they located alleged Bulldog gang member Elias Vasquez, 32, and another man standing nearby behind a parked vehicle in a fenced driveway. After being called over, Vasquez dropped a hard object that hit the vehicle first before striking the ground, police said.

Both subjects were then detained. A 9 mm semi-automatic firearm was found behind the parked vehicle, and eight expended shell casings were located in the rear yard of the residence.

Vasquez was booked in Fresno County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an illegal switchblade, and several other firearm related charges. He is an ex-parolee with two prior arrest for possessing firearms

The other man was released at the scene.