Usually people scatter at the sound of a gunshot.
Apparently several people in the Iron Triangle neighborhood last week stuck around until Richmond police officers arrived, and it led to three arrests on drug and firearms charges.
At 11:55 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, officers responded to a ShotSpotter gun activation in the 600 block of 9th St. and found no victims. But they did find several suspects and an occupied parked car still at the scene, Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan said.
The cops said they could see a glass pipe for smoking narcotics inside the parked park, along with two occupants. A subsequent search of the car uncovered a half-pound of marijuana that was individually packaged (pictured below). The occupants of the car did not have medicinal cards, Tan said.
While talking to the folks who had remained at the scene where the gunfire occurred, officers said they found a loaded .45 caliber semi-auto pistol next to a parked car. The gun was found to have been reported stolen, Tan said.
“The individual who stood next to the gun was taken into custody and admitted to being the one in possession of it,” Tan said.
The occupants of the car were arrested for the drug violation and the other suspect on firearms violations, Tan added.
“The department is happy to report that there were no gunshot victims found, and we are relieved that the suspect did not challenge the officers with the loaded gun,” Tan said.
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