Response to Sound of Gunshots Finds Felon with .44 Magnum, and More
Photo: confiscated from Navarro
POMONA – Just past midnight on 05/17/2020, Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) Officers patrolling the area of Grand Ave. and San Antonio Ave. overheard gun shots.
Immediately thereafter, Dispatch alerted regarding several calls from residents reporting shots being fired in the vicinity.
Officers drove in search of the source of the midnight-hour gun shots. Two Hispanic male adults were located nearby in the area of Eleventh St. and Eleanor St.
“The two male subjects were the only pedestrians in the area,” said Major Crimes Task Force Sergeant M. Medellin. “When Officers attempted to approach them, they made attempts to avoid police contact.”
A subject seen trying to discard an object in a nearby yard was ID’d as Felipe Dejesus Navarro (29), of Pomona. A second unidentified subject fled the area and was not located.
“Once Navarro was detained, he was found to have a backpack containing a large amount of suspected methamphetamine, bags of gun ammunition, and a significant sum of U.S. currency,” said Sgt. Medellin.
“Officers searched the area where he had been seen trying to discard an object and located a .44 magnum handgun that had six spent rounds in the cylinder of the gun.”
Navarro was arrested for possessing the illegal items, and was found to be a convicted felon. The suspect was taken into custody, booked at Pomona City Jail, and charged with the following laundry-list of crimes:
11370.1(a) H&S – Narcotic Sales with Possession of a Firearm
11378 H&S – Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales (Methamphetamine)
29800 (a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of Firearm
30305 (a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of Ammunition
25850 (c)(6) PC – Possession of an Unregistered Firearm
246.3 (a) PC – Willful/Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
Pomona Police Department’s, Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) is a specialized unit within the PD, responsible for suppressing gang violence, investigating drug offenses and pursuing wanted persons. The team is comprised of two supervisors, five officers and two additional officers from the California Highway Patrol – Baldwin Park Office.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pomona PD at (909)620-2085. Or, text TIP POMONAPD followed by your message, to 888777. To provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your Smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or via the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.