Possession of Weapon and Negligent Discharge of Firearm Arrest
Photo: confiscated gun
Originally published as a Salinas Police Department Facebook post –
“Officers responded to a disturbance in the area of Perez St. and Prado St. involving two males. A half an hour earlier, officers had responded to the same location for a ShotSpotter activation of one round in which they did not find victims.
Another officer arriving in the area observed two males in a parked Honda Accord facing westbound. The officer stopped his patrol behind the suspect vehicle activated his emergency lights and attempted to contact the occupants of the Honda.
The driver, later identified, as Miguel Medina (26) accelerated from the parking spot in reverse and struck the driver’s side bumper of the patrol vehicle before coming to a stop.
At the officer’s request, Medina and his passenger exited the vehicle. Officers observed a .40 Cal Taurus handgun laying on the driver’s side floorboard. The handgun was not registered.
Through the investigation officers determined Medina had discharged the firearm into the air earlier, activating ShotSpotter. Officers also located one spent casing next to the vehicle.
The passenger was cited for being in violation of the stay at home order and released. Medina, a felon out of San Jose, was booked into county jail on multiple weapon charges. In addition, he was also charged violation of the stay at home order.”
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