Arrest, Gun Recovered During Emphasis Patrol on Capitol Hill

Officers arrested a man for weapons violation and recovered a handgun following a disturbance early this morning on Capitol Hill.

While on emphasis patrol early Saturday morning in the parking lots in the 1400 block of Broadway, East Precinct Anti-Crime Team, bike and patrol officers observed three men in a disturbance across the street in another parking lot on Harvard Avenue East.  The three men appeared to be getting ready to fight next to a parked Acura.  The doors of the Acura were open and officers could see a handgun lying on the backseat.  The three suspects were detained, identified, and questioned about the gun.  One of the men was a convicted felon, and thus prohibited from possessing a gun.  After further investigation he was arrested for the weapons violation.   The other men were identified and released.  The Acura was impounded pending a search warrant. Gang Unit detectives will handle the follow up investigation.