Atlanta, Georgia 2021-06-16 04:34:00 –
Atlanta (CBS46)-Atlanta police officers on patrol arrested a boy allegedly abandoning a powerful loaded rifle. The arrest took place on June 12 in northwestern Atlanta.
Police said police received several calls around Benable Street and Mills Street reporting “uncontrollable boys.” Police officers saw some people running from a nearby parking lot during the patrol. After a while, police reportedly heard gunshots from the area.
“Employees began investigating the cause of the shooting and eventually found a male suspect. The suspect fled on foot. According to a police spokesman, after looking for the man, he abandoned him during the chase. Finally found with a black backpack.
Security guards have recovered the backpack. The backpack is said to have had an AR-15-style rifle loaded with 60 magazines.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with numerous charges, including possession of a gun on consignment of a felony.
Atlanta police issued a statement praising the police for arresting the boy and recovering his weapons.
“Atlanta police thank Zone 5 and APEX unit officers for their efforts to keep Atlanta citizens safe. This arrest probably kept others out of harm. From the hands of those who shouldn’t. While the number of guns recovered is relevant to us, Atlanta police are dedicated to removing these weapons from the streets and the hands of criminals and reducing crime. If you see something Call 911 or Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta to report tips / crimes anonymously. We will work together to keep Atlanta safe. I can.”
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