December 5, 2023
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A 52-year-old San Diego man faces a 10-year prohibition on proudly owning firearms after pleading responsible to creating felony threats and illegal possession of an assault weapon, metropolis officers introduced Saturday.

The incident occurred Oct. 24 within the Southcrest neighborhood of San Diego. Prosecutors mentioned Mario Granillo received into an argument with one other man over audio system, whereas standing subsequent to Granillo’s car. The 2 scuffled, and Granillo threatened to shoot the sufferer, authorities mentioned. Throughout the altercation, Granillo’s loaded AR-style pistol fell out of his automobile.

The sufferer was capable of restrain Granillo till police arrived. Police mentioned they later recovered Granillo’s gun from the gutter beside his automobile, and he was taken into custody. The firearm allegedly had no serial quantity.

“Mr. Granillo demonstrated a transparent lack of concern for human life by carrying an assault weapon and threatening to make use of it in opposition to the sufferer,” San Diego Metropolis Legal professional Mara Elliott mentioned. “The very fact he can not legally personal firearms for the subsequent decade — and might be topic to police searches at any time — ought to come as a aid to all San Diegans.”

At Friday’s listening to, Granillo was sentenced to time served and probation. He was additionally required to forfeit his pistol and was prohibited from proudly owning one other firearm for 10 years.

The courtroom additionally required Granillo to get remedy for psychological well being and substance abuse points, to keep away from the sufferer and to permit authorities to go looking his individual and property at any time, with out a warrant.

–Metropolis Information Service