St James teen attempts to get rid of gun, arrested

News post December 28, 2015

ST JAMES, Jamaica – The St James police are reporting that a 17-year-old boy from Grange Pen, Lilliput in St James, was arrested and charged for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition on Saturday. Reports are that about 10:40 pm, the police were on mobile patrol in the Grange Pen area when they saw the teen. Upon seeing the police, he allegedly threw an object into nearby bushes. A search was conducted of the area and a colt .45 pistol was reportedly found with eight .45 rounds He was taken into custody, however, his identity is being withheld pending further investigations. The colt .45 pistol is the third firearm seized by the Barrett Town police in the last 36 hours, the police report.

 

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