Photo: confiscated gun
Originally published as a Merced Police Department Facebook post –
“Merced – Merced PD Gang unit arrests a gang member in possession of a stolen firearm. On October 1st at approximately 7:19 PM, Gang Unit Officer Saldivar and Officer Laguna attempted to stop Victor Salas Jr. (18) near G Street and East Santa Fe Drive.
Salas who is a known gang member on probation fled on foot from officers. Officers located him nearby hiding.
Upon searching the area, a stolen .40 caliber handgun was located.
Salas was arrested and booked into Merced County Jail for firearms and gang related charges.
Case Number: 21-59559”