Ventura County – Once you’ve been convicted of a felony in California, your conduct is somewhat circumscribed by statute. Among the limitations imposed is a restriction against owning or possessing a firearm, which was apparently overlooked by 25-year-old Kelly Pasos, a resident of Moorpark.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Alan Hartkop, members of the Moorpark Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting multiple gunshots being heard in a residential neighborhood at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd. When officers rolled up to the scene and began checking things out, they quickly determined that shots had indeed been fired—no doubt causing a degree of concern throughout the sleeping neighborhood—but that there were no injuries or victims of gunfire in the area.
Subsequent investigation by detectives with the MPD and the Ventura County Sheriff’s East County Major Crimes Unit throughout the pre-dawn hours indicated that the sounds of gunfire had emanated from the residence of Pasos. When it was determined that Pasos had a criminal history, a search warrant was promptly obtained and served upon him and his premises. Pursuant to that search, “evidence related to the crime was located and recovered,” Hartkop reported.
Without further incident, Pasos was arrested on the scene and then transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and of negligently discharging a firearm in a residential neighborhood, with his bail set at $50,000.