Fresno Police arrest gang member with loaded firearm during traffic stop

FRESNO, Calif (KFSN) -- On Friday Fresno Police officers conducted a traffic stop on a driver for a violation in the area of Tupman Street and Lorena Avenue. Multiple people in the car were on active probation.

The front right passenger was identified as 19-year-old Fresno resident Laquentin Townsel. During a pat-down search of Townsel, police found a concealed and loaded firearm tucked in the front waistband of his pants. He was immediately arrested without incident. The firearm was found to be a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun with 16 rounds of live ammunition.

Townsel was booked at the Fresno County Jail on multiple weapons charges.
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