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Felon at Fashion Fair With Loaded Handgun Pleads Guilty



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Chhoun Douring, 35, of Long Beach faces up to 10 years in federal prison after his guilty plea. (Shutterstock)
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A 35-year-old felon from Long Beach pleaded guilty on Dec. 9 in federal court to illegally carrying a loaded firearm at Fashion Fair in Fresno.

According to court documents, police officers approached Chhoun Douring on May 6 of this year at the northeast Fresno shopping mall. During the encounter, Douring admitted to officers that he had a loaded 9 millimeter Ruger semi-automatic in his shoulder pouch.

Because of a previous robbery conviction, Douring is legally prohibited from possessing guns.

Fresno police, MAGEC, and the FBI investigated the case. The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Jean Berger.

Douring is scheduled for sentencing on March 11, 2022. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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