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Gang member with fully automatic pistol arrested in Fresno

Police reported that Pornthep Vongsoury, a reputed Asian Crip gang member, was armed with a fully automatic Glock pistol with a high-capacity magazine during a traffic stop Tuesday night.
Police reported that Pornthep Vongsoury, a reputed Asian Crip gang member, was armed with a fully automatic Glock pistol with a high-capacity magazine during a traffic stop Tuesday night. Fresno Police Department

A man identified as an Asian Crip gang member was arrested Tuesday night near downtown Fresno with a fully automatic Glock pistol, Fresno police reported.

The arrest followed a traffic stop in the 600 block of East Divisadero Street, where members of the MAGEC gang unit identified the man as Pornthep Vongsoury, 33.

Police said Vongsoury also was in possession of narcotics and the weapon was equipped with a high-capacity magazine.

Vongsoury is prohibited from possessing firearms as a convicted felon. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail with a bail of $165,000.

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