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Redwood City Police Department
Tuesday August 23rd, 2022 :: 04:43 p.m. PDT


Suspect arrested for illegal gun possession

During the evening of August 2nd at around 8:43 PM Officers responded to the 700 block of Cedar Street on the report of a firearm being discharged in the area. When officers arrived, one subject attempt to run from the scene but was quickly caught by officers.
Jesus Jahir SosaOrtega (19) of Redwood City was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.
Further investigation revealed that the handgun was stolen.
Eight shell casings were recovered in the area and were the same caliber as the gun SosaOrtega had illegally possessed. Investigation continues into who fired the shots.
SosaOrtega was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail.
Charges included:
Penal Code 69, Resisting an Executive Officer
Penal Code 25850 Illegally carrying a loaded firearm
Penal Code 496, Possession of stolen property
This press release is approved for distribution by the Investigations Division Commander, Acting Lieutenant Nick Perna

Redwood City Police Department
1301 Maple St
Redwood City, CA 94063

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