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Napa Valley Gang Member Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California

SAN FRANCISCO – A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court charging Eduardo Bermudez Gomez with unlawful possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Tatum King.

According to the criminal complaint, on or about February 1, 2020, Gomez, 28, of Napa, California and a twice-convicted felon, is alleged to have been driving under the influence and brandishing a firearm at innocent individuals.  After receiving reports of a possible DUI, Napa Valley Police officers identified Gomez’s vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.  Gomez fled the traffic stop, subsequently crashed his vehicle into and severely damaged a number of parked cars, and overturned his own vehicle.  Officers arrested Gomez and found a .25 caliber Beretta handgun on his person and a 9mm Ruger handgun at the scene.  Two rounds of 9mm ammunition along with 0.3 grams of cocaine were also recovered.  Earlier that evening, Gomez is reported have to nearly crashed with a separate driver by driving directly at her, and to have brandished his firearm at another vehicle which contained two innocent victims.  Gomez is associated with the Sureños. 

Gomez was arrested September 17, 2020, and made his initial appearance in federal court in Oakland this morning.  Defendant is currently in federal custody.  Defendant’s next scheduled appearance is for September 21, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alex G. Tse, for the continuation of the initial appearance.

The charges contained in the criminal complaint are mere allegations.  As in any criminal case, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ankur Shingal is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Alexa Leisure and Angelica Jao.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the Napa District Attorney’s Office, and the Napa Special Investigations Bureau.

Updated September 21, 2020