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Teen's Shooting Plot Foiled, Shotgun Seized in Arrest, Napa Police Say

A Napa 19-year-old was planning to shoot a relative's "significant other," police said, but the relative objected, caused a commotion and turned him in when officers arrived.

A 19-year-old Napa man was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of possessing an illegal short-barreled shotgun and altering a weapon's identification number, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department that alleges he was planning to use the gun to commit a shooting:

On 11-4-12 NPD Officers were dispatched the area of Imola Ave and Coombs Street on report of a physical fight inside a moving vehicle. Dispatch provided a description of the vehicle and it was located and stopped on California Blvd just south of Third Street.

The physical fight was between Brandon Shepard (19 yrs. from Napa) and a relative.

The relative gave officers information about Shepard’s plan to shoot the relative’s significant other, along with a detailed description of the sawed off shotgun Shepard currently had in the trunk of his car.

Officers searched the trunk of the car and located the loaded short barreled shotgun with the serial/manufacture’s number removed.

Shepard was arrested, transported and booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections.       

Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.

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nicol sanchez November 06, 2012 at 04:03 PM
A miracle in disguise
DBell November 06, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Ok Sierra, care to explain the loaded sawed off shotgun with serial numbers removed in the trunk of his car?? Or let me guess, he wasnt 'really' going to use it right? Just wanted to scare somebody.
Louisa Hufstader November 06, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Comment deleted for profanity.
nicol sanchez November 07, 2012 at 01:34 AM
10 that's from now, with psychological counseling, he'll be able to look back and thank God for another chance in this world. He's just a kid.

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