18-year-old man from Merced arrested, Police say he was in possession of a stolen firearm

A Merced 18-year-old was arrested by Merced Police Department Gang unit officers on Friday night.

At approximately 7:19 PM, Gang Unit Officer Saldivar and Officer Laguna attempted to stop 18-year-old Victor Salas Jr. near G Street and East Santa Fe, Salas who is a known gang member on probation fled on foot from officers.

Officers located him nearby hiding. Upon searching the area, a stolen .40 caliber handgun was located. Salas was arrested and booked into the Merced County Jail for firearms and gang-related charges.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Saldivar at 209-388-7735 or by email at SaldivarJ@CityofMerced.org.

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