On Sunday, February 4th, 2024, around 4:55 P.M., Officer Nellis and Officer Harriman were alerted by a supervisor that a 15-year-old juvenile wanted for a previous shot-fired incident was spotted in the Stone Court area.
Officers arrived on the scene, where they were able to positively identify the juvenile as the wanted party. As the officers exited their patrol vehicle, the suspect began to flee into the courtyard and around the apartment buildings. Officers quickly caught up to the suspect and found him crouched down behind a blue recycling bin. Once officers got the teen into custody, Officer Nellis searched the path he had traveled. He located a black and gray Glock 23 .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun with a laser attachment. The handgun had a 14 round magazine and was loaded with nine rounds of ammunition.
The 15-year-old was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, along with multiple other charges stemming from previous incidents.
We would like to thank both Officer Nellis and Officer Harriman for their attentiveness and commitment which ultimately led to another firearm being taken off the streets of Syracuse and out of the hands of our youth.