MERCED, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE)- A man has been arrested after a reported kidnapping and carjacking incident.
According to the Merced Police Department, an officer responded to the area of 2030 G Street for someone brandishing a firearm.
A short time later, officers realized that the suspect was involved in a kidnapping by force.
While the victim of the kidnapping was interviewed, the suspect, identified as Andrew Derose, 22, walked out of an alleyway with a gun and carjacked a vehicle.
Officers initiated a traffic stop and took Derose into custody, while also locating a gun.
Derose is an active gang member and on parole.
He was booked at Merced County Jail.