2 held after ‘rare’ gun with high-powered bullet, EBT cards found near California concert

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Deputies arrested two Bay Area residents in the parking lot of a concert in Placer County, where detectives found a “rare and dangerous” handgun loaded with a high-powered bullet.

The arrests occurred Friday at the 3M Event Center, just north of Interstate 80 in Penryn, a few miles northeast of Rocklin. Sheriff’s deputies were conducting surveillance at the concert for reality-show celebrity Blac Chyna, where about 100 people were in attendance.

Shortly before midnight, a detective spotted a white Mercedes-Benz in the parking lot with two people inside. The detective also saw the passenger reach for a black semi-automatic handgun before concealing it underneath his shirt, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday in a news release.

Deputies conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the Mercedes. Sheriff’s officials said the detective saw the driver quickly grab an object from the right side of the driver’s seat and place the object in the back seat.

Deputies detained the two people before searching the vehicle. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies found a handgun identified as an unregistered FN 5.7 semi-automatic pistol.

The gun was loaded with a magazine and, already inserted in its chamber, a high-powered bullet that authorities said can defeat a level-IIIA ballistic vest.

Deputies also found in the vehicle’s center console numerous EBT and ATM cards belonging to other people, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The two people in the Mercedes — later identified as Coryaune Williams, 35, of Castro Valley and Trevon Williams, 24, of Oakland — were arrested. Sheriff’s officials said the suspects face illegal gun and ammunition possession charges, along with charges of criminal conspiracy and possessing identity information with the intent to defraud.

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