Syracuse Police Arrest 15 year-old for Possession of a Stolen Handgun on Palmer Ave.

Syracuse, N.Y. – On Monday October 15th, 2018 at approximately 9:00 PM, Detectives from the Syracuse Police Department Gang Violence Task Force observed a male acting suspiciously in the 200 block of Palmer Avenue.  Detectives were patrolling that area specifically in response to the increase in violence and shots fired calls in the area.  The Detectives observed the male trying to avoid them by going onto a front porch of a residence on that street.  Upon speaking with the male, the Detectives noted continued suspicious actions by the male, including not knowing who owned the property he was on.

As a result of this investigation, Detectives recovered a loaded .22 caliber Ruger semi-auto handgun from the male.  The handgun was secreted inside the front waistband of his pants.  The handgun had been previously reported stolen from Fulton, N.Y.   Detectives also confirmed with the homeowners that they did not know the male, or why he was on their property.

Detectives charged a 15 year old male with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of Firearm and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the 4th degree.  The male was later lodged at Hillbrook Detention Center.  Due to his age, his identity will not be released.