A 34-year-old parolee was arrested on suspicion of waving around a semi-automatic pistol and threatening passing motorists in a residential street in Oceanside Friday night, police said.
The suspect dashed into his family’s home when officers arrived. A round went off while he was inside the house, but no one was struck, police Lt. Dan Sullivan said.
Detectives driving on Gold Drive noticed the gunman outside the home about 4 p.m. They saw him “waiving the gun around in a hostile manner” at drivers passing by and called for more officers, Sullivan said.
Once other officers arrived they started to approach the man, but he ran into the house. Officers were talking to two underage girls who were in the front yard when they heard a gunshot from inside the home.
Officers then saw the suspect run out to the back yard and jump a fence. They arrested him soon after.
Inside the home they found a Tec-9 semi-automatic pistol. Police believe the gun went off when the suspect tossed it aside, Sullivan said.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and violating the conditions of his parole. No information about his criminal history was available.
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