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.