Merced police arrest man for illegally carrying gun into community carnival

Trevor Thomas Jr. is facing charges of illegal possession of a loaded firearm in public.
MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Merced police have arrested a 21-year-old man accused of illegally carrying a gun into a community carnival.

Trevor Thomas Jr. is facing charges of illegal possession of a loaded firearm in public after it was found that he allegedly had the 9mm semi-automatic.

Witnesses told police that Thomas Jr. revealed he had the gun after a fight broke out near the entrance of the carnival. He was not connected to the fight directly.

Police have seized the gun as evidence.

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