Felon Charged After Shooting at North of Montana Home
By Lookout Staff
January 25, 2021 -- A shot fired at an inhabited North of Montana home led police to a neighboring residence where they arrested the suspect and confiscated a small cache of weapons.
Jason Scott Walsh, 32, was charged on January 12 with discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner and possession of firearms by a felon, Police said.
The arrest stemmed from an incident that took place at around 9 p.m. on January 9 near the 400 block of 19th Street, said Lt. Rudy Flores.
Police did not locate any victims but found a firearm silencer/suppressor, which is illegal to own or possess in California, Flores said.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) obtained a warrant to search Walsh’s residence and found an AR-15 style assault rifle and two 9mm handguns, loaded and with attached suppressors, Flores said.
They also found an ammunition re-loading device used for manufacturing ammunition and various unassembled assault rifle parts.
Walsh was taken into custody and charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney with negligent discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm with outstanding felony warrant and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
He was also charged with possession of an assault weapon and possession of a silencer, Flores said. Bail was set at $35,000.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was notified of the arrest and will review the incident for possible federal charges, Flores said.
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