Call about fire leads to gang member with stolen gun

Deoutrie Dodson stolen gun

Officers with the Fresno Police Department recovered a gun stolen in a prior burglary after they responded to an apartment fire Monday.

Responding officers were told by witnesses about a suspicious person, who was seen tossing something under a parked car shortly after the fire started.

An investigation revealed the item was a revolver which had been stolen from a prior burglary at a Hanford residence. The suspect, 20-year-old Deoutrie Dodson, a known gang member, was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm.

According to the department, they are β€œcommitted to taking guns out of the hands of criminals and keeping our neighborhoods safe.”

[ Fresno Police Department ]