Report of shots fired, gun recovered

On July 4th, at approximately 11:39 PM, East Precinct officers responded to a report of a suspect firing shots into the air from a handgun in the 3000 Block of East Harrison Street.  The report stated that a young black male was firing a gun into the air.  Officers arrived and observed a group of black males who matched the description of the suspect.  The group fled from the officers on foot, but were quickly caught and detained in the 100 Block of 31st Avenue East.

Officers recovered a .40 caliber Glock pistol and a partially loaded magazine for the gun hidden under a hedge in the yard of the house the group was stopped in front of, the home of one of the suspects.   The original witness was brought by the detained group, but would not identifiy the suspect.  A check of the weapon showed that it was legally registered to one of the suspects.  Officers recovered several spent shell casings on the sidewalk.  There were no reports of any injuries or property damage.  Officers submitted the handgun, magazine, and shell casings into evidence for a fingerprint analysis and documented the incident.  All parties involved were identified and released.