Photo: Brown’s gun
Originally published as a Santa Rosa Police Department Facebook post –
“On Friday, October 15, 2021 at approximately 6:30 p.m., two Santa Rosa Police Department officers patrolling the area of Farmers Lane and Bennett Valley Road spotted a vehicle with multiple equipment violations. The officers initiated a traffic enforcement stop and contacted the vehicle’s occupants.
Overwhelmed by the smell of freshly burnt marijuana and seeing an open container of alcohol in the passenger area, the officers detained the occupants and began a criminal investigation. During their investigation, a loaded 9mm handgun was found in a backpack on the floor behind the driver’s seat.
The semi-automatic handgun had one bullet in the chamber and was loaded with a full 18-round magazine. The firearm was a non-serialized and unregistered Polymer80 gun. The driver of the vehicle was determined to be owner of the gun and was arrested for multiple weapons violations.
Keyshawn Brown, a 31-year-old Vallejo resident, was booked into Sonoma County Jail for the following charges:
25400(a) PC – Concealed firearm in a vehicle (misdemeanor)
29825(b) PC – Possession of a firearm by person prohibited by court order (misdemeanor)
25850(c)(4) PC – Possession of a firearm by prohibited person (felony)
25850(c)(6) PC – Possession of an unregistered firearm (felony)
32310 PC – Possession of a high-capacity magazine (felony)”