Man Charged With Firing Gun Near Demonstrators Outside San Diego Mayor’s Home

SAN DIEGO—A man who allegedly fired off a gun as protesters demonstrated last summer outside San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria’s home pleaded not guilty Jan. 13 to a felony count of negligently discharging a gun. Lonnie James Crawford, 37, was arrested on the night of Aug. 30 for allegedly firing at least one shot in the air near a group of protesters, who had gathered outside Gloria’s house to protest the city’s homelessness policies. According to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, Crawford drove his truck through the crowd of demonstrators, then entered an apartment building in the area. He later allegedly came out with a gun and fired at least one shot. No one was struck by the gunfire. Crawford, who is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and a controlled substance, faces four years and eight months in prison if convicted of all counts. “These …

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