PACOIMA (CBSLA) – A traffic stop Monday led officers with the Los Angeles Police Department to find and seize two loaded guns from a car.
LAPD Foothill Police Station praised Officer Daniel Frazer and Officer Edgar Garcia for confiscating the guns from two individuals and arresting them.READ MORE: LA County To Expand Access To Coronavirus Vaccine To More Essential Workers Starting Monday
“It’s a reminder of the commitment LAPD and Foothill have to protect and serve,” the agency wrote on Instagram Monday.READ MORE: Meet The Giltinis: LA's New Rugby Team to Open Play At Coliseum March 20
In March, LAPD announced that it would be putting half of its detectives on street patrol and closing down its front desk operations in response to the coronavirus pandemic.MORE NEWS: High Winds Expected To Continue Through Sunday For Parts Of SoCal
The confiscation comes as gun violence has skyrocketed in Los Angeles in 2020. LAPD said between May 31 and June 6 of this year, homicides were up 250 percent compared to the previous week. The number of victims who had been shot jumped 56 percent in the same week.