City officials in San Diego Wednesday announced a new slate of law enforcement strategies designed to curb a recent surge in local violent crime, and address a worrisome proliferation of unregistered “ghost guns.”
In response to a fatal shooting allegedly committed with a “ghost gun” in the Gaslamp Quarter last month, San Diego City Councilwoman Marni von Wilpert has asked police to furnish a report regarding the local proliferation of the weapons.
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday released a proposed rule that would crack down on self-assembled “ghost guns,” a measure promised by the White House last month as part of a larger effort to curb mass shootings and community bloodshed. The Justice Department issued a proposed regulation that would require retailers to run background checks […]
Following the second barrage of gunfire, two witnesses rushed the shooter and tackled him, then held him for police with the help of other good Samaritans.
A 32-year-old man was behind bars Friday on suspicion of shooting five strangers in the Gaslamp District, killing one of them, before being chased down.
Gloria cited ghost guns as a particular problem in San Diego, noting that the San Diego Police seized 210 such weapons last year, and called gun violence an “epidemic.”
A probationer was back behind bars Friday on suspicion of illegally hoarding a large cache of firearms, including at least eight “ghost guns,” at his El Cajon-area home.
Mayor Todd Gloria, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit and community leaders gathered Friday on National Gun Violence Awareness Day to reaffirm their commitment to work together to implement public safety reforms and raise awareness of the danger of guns.
A San Diego man was sentenced Friday to nine months in custody for trying to bring a loaded gun onto an international flight.
Firearms, ammunition and illegal “bump stocks” have been seized over the past 10 days in Norwalk, Riverside and San Diego from suspected prohibited gun owners, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday. Those who were taken into custody were listed in the Armed Prohibited Persons System database or were suspected of engaging in illegally acquiring […]
Confronted with a haunting “disaster of biblical proportions,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer falters at first. He’s asked: Who are you going to call? “Shelley Zimmerman,” he says — San Diego’s police chief. But later in the annual promotional video for the San Diego County Taxpayers Association Golden Watchdog and Fleece Awards dinner, Faulconer is shown making […]
police last week when he allegedly confronted them with a ghost gun at a Talmadge-area strip mall.
A “disturbing” increase in violent crime has beset San Diego this year, much of it involving gang activity and the use of largely untraceable “ghost guns,” authorities said Wednesday.
Travis Fereydoun Sarreshteh, 32, of San Diego, is accused in last Thursday’s shootings, in which police allege he used an untraceable “ghost gun” to gun down the victims.