The arrest of a man last week on suspicion of domestic violence led police to the discovery of nearly 30 guns at an East Long Beach home, according to a warrant filed in Long Beach Superior Court.

On Monday, July 10, officers were called to the 2600 block of Foreman Avenue around 8:24 a.m. after being notified of someone being battered in the area.

There, officers responded to a home and took 48-year-old Paul Christopher Gomez into custody on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend, according to authorities.

Following his arrest, police interviewed Gomez, who allegedly said he owned roughly 20 firearms, and that they were located inside a safe at his girlfriend’s property, according to the warrant. However, according to the warrant, he told officers that he could not remember the combination to the safe.

Officers proceeded to use department resources to run a background check on Gomez, which, according to the warrant, revealed that he had no firearms registered under his name.

Police then requested a warrant to search the property, and served it the following day, according to the warrant. Upon serving the warrant, authorities found the safe, which contained 28 guns, ranging from a Colt Peacemaker to a Savage 22 rifle model, along with ammunition, and seized them.

Gomez has since been released from jail on $50,000 bail, arrest records show.

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