Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Toddler Points Loaded Semi-Automatic Gun At Cops

Officers safely took the gun away from the child (Photo by J2R via Shutterstock)
We need to hear from you.
Today during our spring member drive, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

A San Bernardino woman was arrested after her 3-year-old daughter pointed a loaded gun at police. Kimberly Torres, 20, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of stolen property, KTLA reports, after her daughter pointed a stolen semi-automatic pistol at detectives.

On May 7, someone broke into an L.A. County Sheriff's Department deputy's patrol car parked at West Valley Street and North Stoddard Avenue in San Bernardino. The deputy was off-duty at the time of the break-in. Hours later, deputies pulled over Ramon Quintero, 25, during a traffic stop. Deputies ended up searching Quintero's car and found one of the two stolen guns. Quintero was arrested.

Torres' name was on the registration for Quintero's car, so investigators went to speak to Torres yesterday at a home in the 2600 block of West Rialto Avenue. While Torres and the detectives were talking, the toddler came out of a bedroom and pointed a loaded semi-automatic pistol with an attached tactical light at the police.

Investigators safely took the gun from the girl and determined it was the other gun stolen from the patrol car. They also searched the home, where they found other items stolen from the car as well as an additional stolen gun.

Support for LAist comes from

The child is now being cared for by Child and Family Services.

Most Read