Crime

Police called after man drops off car in valet parking, forgets there’s a loaded gun

Ekaree Young, 27, was arrested after a valet parking worker noticed a loaded weapon inside a car he dropped off at Clovis Community Hospital on Friday, June 7, 2019.
Ekaree Young, 27, was arrested after a valet parking worker noticed a loaded weapon inside a car he dropped off at Clovis Community Hospital on Friday, June 7, 2019.

Clovis police were called after a man dropped off a car with a loaded gun inside the vehicle at Clovis Community Hospital’s valet parking.

Workers at the valet parking desk spotted the handgun inside a car driven by Ekaree Young, who had gone inside the hospital.

According to Clovis police, Young, who is from Fresno, tried to run from officers as family tried to create a distraction. But he didn’t get away.

Young, 27, was spotted in the back seat of a car by a police officer and later arrested.

He is a felon and not allowed to have weapons.

Police also said the handgun had an extended magazine.

Young faces at least five weapon-related charges, including illegal possession of a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm. He was booked into Fresno County Jail.

This isn’t the first time Young has been arrested for firearms possession.

In 2015, police took Young to jail for felony possession of a firearm after a loaded gun was found inside his vehicle. That gun was sotlen out of Las Vegas.

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado is a general assignment reporter at The Fresno Bee. He grew up in Porterville and has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Fresno State. He is a former student editor at the Fresno State and Fresno City College newspapers. His hobbies include reading, sleeping, running and taking care of his dog.

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