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15-year-old held with illegal gun in downtown Kingston

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A 15-year-old boy is now in custody after he was reportedly held with an illegal firearm in downtown Kingston yesterday.

According to the Constabulary Communications Unit about 2:13 p.m. yesterday police were on mobile patrol in the downtown Kingston area when the boy was seen in Rosemary Lane.

He was searched and a 9mm Browning pistol and a magazine containing ten 9mm cartridges weapon found in a knapsack he was carrying. 

He was taken into custody and charged.  The 15-year-old is to appear before the St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday, July 25.