Sunday, May 08, 2016

Handgun Found During Wrigleyville Traffic Stop, Cops Say

Police say they recovered a loaded handgun during a routine traffic stop outside of Wrigley Field and the vehicle’s driver now faces weapons and other charges.

23-year-old Anthony Coleman of Kenwood was pulled over in the 3600 block of N. Sheffield around 1AM on May 4 for traffic violations, police said.

When officers asked Coleman if he had any weapons in the vehicle, he allegedly responded, “Yes. Underneath the passenger seat.”

A .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic blue steel handgun loaded with 15 rounds was recovered from the vehicle’s floorboard, prosecutors said.

Coleman told officers that he did not have a concealed carry license, but that he was “in the process” of getting one, police said.

He’s charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, pot possession, and various traffic violations. His bail is set at $50,000.

Image: Coleman via Chicago Police Department
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