They had a loaded gun by their toddler in the backseat, police say


Two people were arrested Friday for not only alleged weapons-related charges, but also placing a loaded gun near a toddler.

Detectives and officers assigned to a gang suppression operation made a traffic stop in the 1400 block of East Alluvial Avenue for unknown reasons.

Police say Christian Castellanos and Xitlalli Cruz were arrested for allegedly being in possession of a firearm and child endangerment.

Castellanos is allegedly a west Fresno gang member.

Detectives located the firearm next to a car seat where Cruz’s toddler was sitting, a department news release says.

The two were booked into Fresno County Jail.

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