Man Faces Firearm Charges in Connection with Ghost Gun in San Marcos

Man Faces Firearm Charges in Connection with Ghost Gun in San Marcos

“A man is facing firearms-related charges in connection with a ghost gun in San Marcos.

Neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department to report a group of suspicious people in the 500 block of Spanish Oak Avenue on Friday, May 10 just after 11:00 p.m.

When Deputies with the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station arrived on scene, they initially contacted four people hanging around a pickup truck. During the contact, a handgun loaded with bullets were clearly visible on the passenger seat. The firearm turned out to be a ghost gun.

Unlike weapons made by a licensed manufacturer, ghost guns don’t have a serial number or other identifiable markings. The lack of a serial number makes it extremely challenging for law enforcement agencies to track these firearms to their owner or maker, hindering or delaying investigations and crime-solving efforts.

The driver of the pickup was arrested. Tristan Banuelos (4/20/2002) is facing felony charges of carrying a loaded gun in a public place or public street and owning or possessing a gun without a serial number.

Media Contact: Sergeant Nicholas Arvanitis
nicholas.arvanitis@sdsheriff.org
San Marcos Sheriff’s Station (760) 510-5200″

Originally Published By San Diego Sheriff’s Department
Man Faces Firearm Charges in Connection with Ghost Gun in San Marcos was last modified: May 22nd, 2024 by admin
Categories: San Diego

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