Photo: Floyd Dachawn King
On April 2, 2019, Northeast Fresno District Officer Deleon was dispatched to the 3300 block of North Maple when a victim reported a man presenting a weapon in a threatening and rude manner.
The victim further reported the suspect, 51-year old Floyd Dachawn King “charged his weapon several times causing live .45 caliber bullets to eject from the firearm and fall to the ground.”
It became known to the officer that King was an active parolee who sported a GPS monitor. A call to King’s parole agent confirmed King’s location; he was at his home.
Officer Deleon called for backup and the Southeast Special Response Team was on their way to assist in the apprehension. King was contacted and immediately surrendered.
He admitted to brandishing the weapon but insisted the weapon was not a real. SRT searched the home per a parole compliance check and found a loaded Hi-Point 45 semi-automatic handgun.
Contradictory to King’s version of the story that the gun was not real, the bullets recovered from the scene where King was accused of brandishing the weapon matched the bullets in the handgun found during the search.
King’s conviction history prohibits him from possessing weapons and as such, he was arrested and booked into Fresno County Jail. He remains in custody at the Fresno County Jail with bail set at $380,000.