Stockton police: Loaded gun found in toddler's closet

5:40 PM, Aug 7, 2012   |    comments
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Gun, ammunition, cocaine and cash seized fRom Stockton residence, Aug. 6, 2012

STOCKTON, CA - The grandfather of a 1-year-old girl who was found in a room where there was a loaded gun says the weapon was high up in a closet where the toddler couldn't reach it.

Victor Ramirez said the little girl doesn't live at the house Stockton police and SWAT officers raided Monday. Ramirez said the child lives with her mother and was on the sofa with her father and Ramirez' son Raymond Blair when officers showed up.

Ramirez claims the gun and ammunition seized belonged to his 23-year-old son who was found shot to death June 7 on Manchester Avenue. The father said he didn't want to throw out his son's belongings.

Along with the gun and three 30-round gun magazines police reported seizing from the home on the 3700 block of Novara Way were a small amount of cocaine, digital scales, $12,600 in cash and gang paraphernalia.

Blair, 18, is a documented gang member, police said. He was arrested and booked into custody on weapon, child endangerment, drug and gang charges.

His daughter was placed in protective custody, police said.


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