Bronx Cops Recover Revolver, Man Arrested

“One of the officers noticed something in the front pocket of one of the males in the group. The guy ran as soon as we started walking up to the group, and he threw the gun away,” said Sergeant Wilson of the 48 Precinct’s Anti-Crime team.

Police officers in the Bronx arrested a man armed with a gun last Wednesday in the Bronx. Sergeant Wilson and Police Officers Donovan, Martinez and Gill of the 48 Precinct’s Anti-Crime team were on patrol near 183 Street and Crotona Avenue in response to a recent shooting. As they past by a local deli they observed a group of men and stopped to speak with them. As the officer approached the group, one of the men fled and discarded a firearm as he ran. The gun discharged a round when it hit the ground, but no one was injured. The suspect, an 18-year-old man, was arrested after a brief foot pursuit and a loaded .22 caliber revolver was recovered.

Charges:
Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Reckless Endangerment