On Monday, January 8th, 2024, around 4 p.m., Officer Mulroy was on routine patrol when he observed two individuals failing to use the sidewalk on Barrett Street. The Officer pulled up beside the pair, asking them to stop. One of the suspects listened to the Officer, while the other continued to walk away.
As Officer Mulroy attempted to stop the teen from fleeing, a struggle ensued. Officer Mulroy, with the assistance of other Officers who arrived on scene, was eventually able to put the teen in handcuffs. When Officers searched the teen, they found a Polymer 80 'ghost gun' tucked into his waistband. The firearm had a 27 round magazine. There was one round of ammunition in the chamber, and four more rounds loaded into the magazine. Officers also found the teen in possession of 11.9 grams of Fentanyl, which was packaged for sale, in addition to a quantity of cocaine, also packaged for sale. The total amount of fentanyl possessed by the teen was equivalent to 304 individual doses.
The 16-year-old was taken to the Youth Division of the Public Safety Building, where he was charged with numerous felonies, including Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree. He was also issued a ticket for failing to use the sidewalk.
We would like to thank Officer Mulroy, as well as other officers involved in this case, who were able to get a ghost gun, as well as illegal narcotics off of City streets.
Sources: Syracuse Police Department