FRESNO – Officers were called to a neighborhood where they received reports of shots being fired inside a home.
Further investigation helped pinpoint the exact home where this occurred.
Police surrounded the home and called to its inhabitants to exit the residence. A group of males and females, and two toddlers, came out.
No others were in the home as police entered it for a search. They discovered a shotgun with ammunition in one of the bedrooms. They also discovered spent shotgun shells in the backyard.
The bedroom was that of 27-year-old Martin Cortez, who was among the group that had exited the home. The gang member with a criminal history confessed to firing the shotgun.
Cortez was arrested for possessing a firearm, with ammunition, and felony child endangerment.