A man already on felony probation due to a prior criminal conviction allegedly brandished a handgun at another patron at an Old Pasadena nightclub early Friday before being taken into custody nearby, authorities said.
Police were notified about 2:20 a.m. that a man had told another patron he had a gun, then lifted his shirt to reveal a pistol tucked into his waistband, at the Club 54 Lounge, 54 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena Police Department Lt. Marcia Taglioretti said.
Responding officers spotted a man matching the description walking at Raymond Avenue and Union Street, just north of the nightclub, she said.
He was in possession of an unserialized “ghost gun” and booked on suspicion of weapon-related offenses, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the lieutenant said.
According to Los Angeles County booking records, Kenneth Deon Moore, 44, of West Covina was being held without bail pending his initial court appearance.
Recent prior convictions in Los Angeles County include assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and DUI in 2020, as well as violating a restraining order in 2018, L.A. County Superior Court records show. Moore was also facing three pending charges of disrupting court proceedings at the time of his arrest Friday.