LODI (CBS13) — Thursday evening, a 17-year-old was arrested for carrying a loaded, unerring handgun in Lodi, said the Lodi Police Department.
Around 7:23 pm in the area of E Oak Street, detectives located a group of known gang affiliates and attempted to detain them.
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One of the members of the group fled and was seen removing a handgun from his waistband and tossing it aside.
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The suspect continued to flee but was eventually caught and detained by law enforcement.
The firearm was recovered and determined to be a loaded 9mm deinialized polymer handgun.
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The suspect, a 17-year-old boy with gang ties and several firearm-related arrests, was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall on multiple felony charges.