Jose Luis Reigoza-Ortega booking photo
SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento man—suspected of firing gunshots on New Year’s Eve—has been arrested on numerous charges.
Jose Luis Reigoza-Ortega, 25, was arrested on suspicion of being a convicted person having a concealed weapon, violating his terms of probation, and at least six more charges.
Police were called on December 31, 2016, about gunshots in South Land Park and a report that a man had a firearm near a convenience store on 43rd Avenue near South Land Park Drive.
When police arrived, they found Reigoza-Ortega about a half-block away and suspected that he had discharged his weapon a short time earlier. However, when police searched his car, no firearm was found. A search of his home on South Land Park Drive did turn up the gun that officers believe he fired earlier.
Said Sacramento Police Spokesman Officer Matthew McPhail, “For some reason, on New Year’s Eve, people think it is a good idea to discharge a weapon. Either they are indifferent or do not know that bullets do come down once they go up.”
There was no indication that the shots caused property damage or injury in this particular instance.