Woman convicted of pointing gun at couple in Point Loma

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A woman who pointed a gun at a couple in Point Loma was convicted this past week of misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm in a threatening manner and carrying a concealed weapon.

The San Diego city attorney’s office said Raquel Medina Hall, 55, of San Diego witnessed a road rage incident involving two other groups of people outside a boating and fishing supply store on June 5, 2021.

A couple’s car had cut off another driver, and both vehicles’ occupants were out of their cars and arguing in the store’s parking lot, authorities said.

Hall called over the couple, pulled a handgun from her waistband and pointed it at them, according to the city attorney’s office, which said she had told the couple she was law enforcement. During Hall’s trial in San Diego County Superior Court, she testified that she works in private security, a city attorney spokeswoman said.

Police later went to Hall’s home after the couple called 911, and she relinquished her gun to officers. Though she had a permit to carry a firearm, she was not allowed to carry it concealed, authorities said.

“Threatening others with a firearm is irresponsible and dangerous. This situation could have had a tragic ending,” City Attorney Mara Elliott said in a statement. “Altercations like this should be handled by law enforcement and not armed vigilantes.”


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