“The crime team did a great job by getting an illegal firearm off the street and preventing a possible shooting from occurring,” said the Commanding Officer of Police Service Area 4, Captain John Potkay.
Police officers recovered a loaded Tec-9 submachine gun after responding to a 911 call of a man with a firearm. On Thursday, April 6, police officers assigned to the Police Service Area 4 Anti-Crime team responded to the front of 90 Baruch Drive and approached a man that fit the description provided by the 911 caller. The suspect and an accomplice attempted to flee, but were arrested after a brief struggle with the officers. The officers recovered a loaded Tec-9 submachine gun and crack cocaine from the two suspects.
Arrested: Male 25, Male 28
Charges: Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance