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Police Apprehend Gun-Toting Teens, 15 & 17, Near Alleyway In Bronx

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Two teenage boys, ages 15 and 17, are facing weapons charges after officers caught them with handguns in Bronx, police say.

Plainclothes NYPD officers were conducting an investigation in the Fordham neighborhood around 4:20 p.m. when they noticed three teens walking in an alleyway near East 182nd Street and Creston Avenue, police said.

One of the teens allegedly pulled a .45 caliber handgun from his waistband and hid it underneath a trash bag, authorities said. The officers approached the teens as they were exiting the alleyway.

Authorities said the teen with the gun and another 17-year-old were apprehended without incident. However, the 15-year-old allegedly ran and attempted to discard two handguns in his possession before cops caught and arrested him.

Officers recovered a .45 caliber American Standard pistol from underneath the trash bag, a .40 caliber Glock 23 and a 9mm Glock 19, police said.

One 17-year-old and the 15-year-old boy were arrested. Police say both face weapon charges.

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The third teen was released, authorities said.

 

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Lulaine Compere

graduated from St. John's University in 2007. Since then he has been freelancing for different magazines and newspapers. He also has radio experience when he worked at WBAI (99.5) in New York. Some of the publications he has written for include the Norwood News, a community newspaper, The Bronx News Network, a community website, The Source Magazine, Urban Latino Magazine, Latin Trends Magazine, Financial Planning Magazine and On Wall Street Magazine to name a few.