Gang member with shotgun arrested in SE Fresno

Estevan Rodriguez
Estevan Rodriguez

Police arrested a Lewis Street Bulldog gang member and recovered a sawed-off shotgun early Wednesday in southeast Fresno, Sgt. Justin Hoagland reported.

Officers patrolling in the area of North First Street and East Tyler Avenue just after midnight saw a pedestrian commit a traffic infraction, Hoagland said. When they stopped Estevan Rodriguez, 31, he tried to toss a backpack. Inside the pack, officers found the loaded, .410 shotgun and personal items bearing Rodriguez’s name and gang moniker, Hoagland said.

Rodriguez was booked on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.