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Syracuse man arrested for allegedly menacing a victim with a loaded handgun

EdWhite Laflair / Syracuse Police

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Syracuse man is in custody after allegedly being in possession of a loaded hand gun following a menacing complaint, according to the Syracuse Police Department.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Kellogg Street at 7:38 p.m. Friday night after reports of a menacing complaint with a handgun. The 911 dispatcher told Police that a 20-year-old male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt had threatened a victim with a handgun. The dispatcher also stated that the suspect was near a grey Jeep with several other males.

When officers arrived to the scene they located the grey Jeep near a snowbank and saw three men in the street on the other side of the Jeep. Police were able to locate the suspect, 20-year-old EdWhite Laflair, who was leaning into the snowbank and found a loaded glock 19, 9 mm handgun with an extended 30 round magazine. Police say that the weapon was indeed loaded with 30 rounds of 9 mm ammunition with a live round in the chamber of the firearm.

As a result, Police arrested Laflair without incident. He now faces charges of criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degree. Laflair was sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center where he will wait for arraignment.

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