For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
STUDENT CHARGED WITH CARRYING LOADED FIREARM ONTO UCI CAMPUS
NEWPORT BEACH – A University of California, Irvine (UCI) student was charged today for carrying a loaded firearm on campus. Manas Moole Reddy, 28, Irvine, is charged with one felony count each of possessing a loaded firearm on a college campus, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. He is being held on $100,000 bail and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing Dec. 2, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-2, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2013, Reddy is accused of standing near a tree just north of Steinhaus Hall Service Road on the campus of UCI. The defendant is accused of carrying a shoulder bag across the front of his chest and clutching a firearm inside the bag with his left hand. Student Jane Doe walked past the defendant and observed the firearm in his open bag and contacted UCI Police Department (UCIPD).
UCIPD officers arrived and arrested the defendant, who is accused of possessing a revolver loaded with six bullets.