PALMDALE – Firearms, a ballistic vest, and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition were seized last week when gang detectives raided a Palmdale home in search of a shooting suspect, authorities said.
The search warrant was executed around 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 at a home located on the 1200 block of East Avenue R in Palmdale, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel T. Ruiz.
Lancaster detectives with the Operation Safe Streets Bureau (gang unit) recovered four firearms, including a .45 caliber handgun, over 1000 rounds of ammunition, and a ballistic vest with a “13” patch, representing the “Sureno” gang affiliation, Ruiz stated.
Detectives also located and arrested 26-year-old David Marquez on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling or vehicle.
Marquez is accused of shooting multiple rounds at a car that was parked at a residence in the 2000 block of West Avenue K-6 in Lancaster, Ruiz stated. The shooting-related crime occurred around 3 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23.
Marquez remains jailed on $250,000 bail. Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to contact Detective Gillis at Lancaster Station OSS at 661-948-8466.