By Richmond Police Department
On Christmas Eve, while most people were tucked in bed waiting to wake up and spend Christmas morning with family and friends, our officers were on patrol, ensuring our city streets remained safe.
At around 9:00 pm, officers conducted a vehicle stop for vehicle code violations in the 700 block of 23rd Street. After stopping, the driver immediately exited their vehicle and refused to follow officers’ directions. The driver ultimately attempted to flee from officers on foot, but after a short foot pursuit, officers were able to take the driver into custody. They found the driver to be in possession of a loaded “ghost gun” and additional magazines. A search of his vehicle resulted in another firearm, even more high-capacity pistol magazines, and marijuana being located.
Thankfully, officers were able to get this convicted felon into custody while recovering two illegal guns, all without any injuries. The driver was transported to the RPD jail, where he was booked for weapons violations. Unfortunately for this suspect, he spent his Christmas in jail with only coal in his stocking!