Police: Bayonne juvenile, 17, flees from cops after getting caught with a handgun


A 17-year Bayonne juvenile fled from local police after getting caught with a semi-automatic handgun and hollow point bullets, authorities said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The juvenile, 17, of Bayonne, was charged with obstructing a governmental function, resisting arrest, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of hollow point bullets, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

He was taken into custody at about 5:44 p.m. yesterday from the area of 22nd Street and Avenue C. Officers patrolling the area observed the teenager walking with two other individuals, one of whom was recently found to be in possession of firearms.

As the officers continued to observe the group, they noticed a suspicious bulge protruding from the front pocket of the juvenile’s sweatshirt, which he repeatedly appeared to be adjusting.

Eventually, it became apparent that the concealed item resembled a handgun and officers approached him to investigate.

As the officers identified themselves, the teen immediately fled on foot, cutting through several backyards and removing clothing in an attempt to alter his appearance and not be recognized.

Multiple police units then responded to assist in the search, which resulted in him being apprehended in the area of West 22nd Street and Avenue C. A

s the officers retraced his steps from during the chase, they recovered the sweatshirt and ski mask he was wearing and also recovered a black semi-automatic handgun from the sidewalk on 18th Street.

The handgun was found to be loaded with 11 bullets, 10 of which were hollow point bullets, authorities said.

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