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BRIDGEPORT — A 15-calendar year-previous boy was arrested previously this 7 days soon after getting caught with a loaded firearm in a stolen motor vehicle, according to police.
About 3 p.m. Tuesday, Bridgeport Police Job Force officers were being working in the spot of the East Finish and the P.T. Barnum housing intricate due to the fact of some latest drive-by shootings.
Police mentioned officers experienced previously been instructed that East Conclusion and P.T. “gang customers were utilizing stolen autos to perform drive-by shootings” in the spot of Trumbull Avenue and the Greene Houses housing elaborate.
Centered on that info, task pressure officers have been operating in the place to get better stolen motor vehicle and arrest gang members employing them, police said.
Shortly immediately after, around 3:15 p.m., task pressure officers observed a 15-yr-outdated boy get into a black Vary Rover on Carrol Court docket. The car, police said, was mentioned as stolen.
Officers adopted the Assortment Rover until eventually other models had been capable to offer protect and make it possible for the officers to make a motor motor vehicle halt. The driver pulled above on Central Avenue, just prior to Deacon Road.
In the course of the motor car or truck stop, officers observed the 15-yr-outdated driver toss a gun somewhere within just the motor vehicle, police explained.
In the stolen Assortment Rover, which was taken from another town with a vital fob, officers identified a 22-caliber revolver with eight stay rounds and a single spent round in the chamber.
The juvenile, who was not discovered mainly because of his age, was arrested and issued a summons right before being turned about into his mother’s custody, law enforcement mentioned.