Officer notices handgun sticking out of convicted felon’s coat pocket

Officer notices handgun sticking out of convicted felon’s coat pocket

Officers found a convicted felon in possession of a loaded handgun Wednesday night during a violence reduction initiative, according to a release.

Members of the Madison Police Department’s Community Police Team made contact with 20-year-old Dominique D. Gaunichaux, of Madison, around 7:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Verona Road, officials said.

Gaunichaux had been parked in a gas station parking lot for an extended period of time without buying gas or going inside to make a purchase, according to the release.

While talking to Gaunichaux, an officer noticed the grip of a handgun sticking out his coat pocket, officials said.

The 9 mm Smith and Wesson was loaded with 16 rounds in the magazine, according to the release.

Gaunichaux was arrested on tentative charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed weapon.

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