Teen who allegedly had loaded gun on State Street arrested

Madison police

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police arrested a 16-year-old Saturday who they said had a loaded gun on State Street.

Officers saw the teen amongst a group in the 500 block of State Street just after 10 p.m. Officers allegedly saw the grip of a gun tucked into the teen’s waistband.

Police approached the teen and three others as they were entering a vehicle in the Buckeye Lot on West Gorham Street. Officers allegedly found a 9mm semi-automatic pistol with a round in the chamber in the teen’s possession. The serial number of the gun was allegedly destroyed. Officers also allegedly found 1.7 grams of individually packaged crack cocaine.

The teen was arrested and faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possessing cocaine with intent to distribute.

Police said one of the passengers in the vehicle ran from the scene. He was not pursued but will face charges. The driver of the vehicle, a 20-year-old man, allegedly had 33 grams of THC in his possession. He was arrested and taken to the Dane County Jail.

Another passenger was detained during the incident but was released with no charges. An investigation is ongoing.

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