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Man arrested and charged for possession of concealed firearm

Suspect awaits preliminary hearing for carrying a loaded handgun.
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A 51-year-old man has been charged with multiple counts of felony firearm offenses, according to court records. 

Redwood City police officers arrested Jean Khabbaz on Wednesday, Sept. 29 around 5:30 p.m. after law enforcement officials were alerted by a witness to a report of a “hand to hand” narcotics transaction between two males with a third man holding a handgun, police said. The witness told police observed the man with the gun get into a Honda and leave the scene, police said. Officers said they stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Marshall Street and detained the driver. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded, unregistered, semi-automatic 9mm pistol concealed in a backpack on the front passenger floorboard, according to police. 

Khabbaz was charged with six counts of felony firearm offenses and booked into the San Mateo County Jail for possession of a firearm and for carrying a concealed and loaded weapon in public, according to court records. A preliminary hearing will be held on Friday, October 8. Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Officer Trueb at 650-780-3950, or the Redwood City Police Department’s tip line at 650-780-7110.

This information is approved for distribution by Investigations Division Commander, Lieutenant Casey Donovan, Redwood City Police Department.