Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“A rare and dangerous firearm was taken off the street Friday night, thanks to our deputies and one of our eagle-eyed detectives!
Detectives and deputies were conducting surveillance at a concert at the 3M Event Center in Penryn shortly before midnight. A detective spotted a white Mercedes in the parking lot with two subjects in it; the passenger was observed reaching for a black semi-automatic handgun inside the vehicle before concealing it underneath his shirt.
Deputies conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the two subjects, at which point the detective observed the driver quickly grab an object from the right side of the driver’s seat and place it in the back passenger area. Both subjects were detained and searched by deputies – detectives located the handgun inside the vehicle and identified it as an unregistered FN 5.7 semi-automatic pistol. The magazine was loaded and inserted with one round already chambered.
The bullet in this specific handgun has the capability of firing through body armor. Additionally, deputies and detectives found numerous EBT and ATM cards belonging to other people in the center console of the vehicle. 35-year old Coryaune Williams of Castro Valley, and 24-year old Trevon Williams of Oakland were subsequently arrested for being felons in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, conspiracy, carrying a loaded firearm in public, and possession of personally identifying information with intent to defraud.
We are so grateful to our deputies and detectives for arresting the subjects and disarming them of a firearm they weren’t supposed to have in the first place. Their quick actions prevented a potential tragedy from occurring at the event where approximately 100 people were in attendance.”