Duo faces felony weapons, drug charges after firing gun from moving car in Truckee | SierraSun.com

Duo faces felony weapons, drug charges after firing gun from moving car in Truckee

Kevin MacMillan

SODA SPRINGS, Calif. — Two Sacramento residents were arrested Saturday after authorities say one of them fired a gun from a moving car in Truckee.

A man flagged down a California Highway Patrol officer at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 80 westbound near the Hirschdale Road on-ramp, according to a CHP statement.

The man reported seeing a man moments earlier shooting a gun out the passenger window of a late-model Chevrolet Impala as it entered I-80 at the ramp.

“The citizen related he was not sure if he was being shot at or if it they were just randomly shooting out of the window,” officers said.

CHP Truckee units eventually located the vehicle traveling west on I-80, and a stop was initiated at the off-ramp near Soda Springs, at Donner Summit.

The female driver, Gracie Freeman, 37, of Sacramento, and male passenger, Jason Demetrius Johnson, 29, of Sacramento were arrested without incident, according to CHP.

Inside the vehicle, officers found two loaded handguns — the one fired was a stolen .45 caliber pistol — and a loaded magazine clip. Officers also found methamphetamine and cocaine inside.

Johnson, identified as an ex-felon, reportedly also had three felony warrants outstanding from Sacramento County.

Both were booked into Nevada County Jail on suspicion of several felony charges and are being held without bail.

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