TPD finds sawed-off shotgun during traffic stop

VIDEO: Police say suspect threatens them and their families during traffic stop

TULSA, Okla. (KOKI) — A shotgun that was modified and cut down to over half its size was discovered by Tulsa police during a recent traffic stop.

On Wednesday night, Andres Tovar-Horn, 25, was reportedly arrested by officers near North Harvard Avenue and East Independence Street in Tulsa.

Police say it happened when they noticed an expired tag on the vehicle that Tovar-Horn was driving and decided to pull him over.

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Officers approached the vehicle and said they saw an open beer container with a burnt marijuana cigarette sitting on it in the center console.

After refusing to exit the vehicle, police say they removed Tovar-Horn out of the vehicle and found a semi-automatic pistol in the waistband on his right hip. Officers say he told them that he didn’t have any weapons with him until he exited his vehicle.

Officers say they then searched his vehicle and found a shotgun in a backpack behind his seat. They said the gun they found had a barrel of 8.75-inches and it’s supposed to be 24-inches.

The 20 Gauge Savage 24 Series shotgun was reportedly cut down along the barrel, stock, and fore grip.

Tovar-Horn did reportedly admit to officers that the guns belonged to him.

Officers say they also recovered a large bag, small jar of marijuana, several small bags, scales, and crystal-like substance similar to methamphetamine in his jacket.

Tovar-Horn was booked into the Tulsa County Jail and where he is now facing charges of a sawed off shotgun, possession of firearm in the commission of a felony, obstruction, possession of CD, and transporting open container.