Police Recover Firearm, Arrest Two Men Friday Night in Capitol Hill

Officers arrested two men and recovered a handgun during a proactive patrol in the Cal Anderson neighborhood.

Officers working in the 1000 block of East Pine Street at 11:15 pm Friday saw what they believed to be a man handing a firearm to another man. The officers investigated further and as they approached the man with the gun placed it into his pocket. The police discovered that the man with the gun is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Police confiscated the firearm and arrested both men, one for firearms violations the other for unlawful carrying of a pistol.