On Tuesday, April 11 2017, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that gang member, Ishmele Brewer was in possession of a firearm. GVSU officers stopped his vehicle in the 1600 block of W 16th St in Merced. Brewer is a convicted felon on probation and cannot possess any firearms. GVSU officers conducted a probation search and located a 9mm handgun and ammunition. Brewer was arrested and booked at the Merced County jail for felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, probation violation and gang enhancements.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, or the Merced Police Department.