A 22-year-old city man was arrested last night after he allegedly attempted to discard a loaded gun, police said.
Officers with the 2nd Precinct’s robbery suppression detail were patrolling in an unmarked car near Central Avenue and S. 9th Street around 10 pm when they spotted Terrence K. Imes II holding an object tucked in his waistband. When officers left their vehicle and approached Imes, he reportedly fled on foot, running through several backyards until he was caught by police. Imes was trying to place a loaded 9-mm gun beneath a parked car when police caught up with him.
Imes, who police director Sam DeMaio said has previously been arrested more than half a dozen times, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and resisting arrest by flight.
“I am pleased to see that as part of our intelligent policing efforts our officers were deployed to the right place and at the right time, likely preventing this armed and dangerous suspect from committing a violent crime against our community,” DeMaio stated.