Police confiscate loaded stolen gun from teen after chase

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police arrested a teenager Sunday after a chase who they said had a loaded stolen gun.

Officers were sent to the 5700 block of Raymond Road at around 6:10 p.m. after a caller reported that a man was chasing another man with a gun. Officers located a group of people on Russett Road, and a few of the people matched the suspect’s description.

Police said that, upon seeing the officers, some of the people ran away. Two officers chased after a person, later identified as a 15-year-old, who they believed was the likely suspect. The chase ended after the teen tried to hop a fence and failed.

During the arrest, officers allegedly found a loaded .40 caliber gun on the teen. The gun had been reported stolen.

Police said the teen is not believed to be the original suspect reported by the caller. He was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center and faces charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, possession of a stolen firearm, and resisting arrest.