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Bloomington teenager arrested for gun possession

BLOOMINGTON (WJBC) – A 16-year-old male juvenile from Bloomington was arrested Tuesday night for having a gun in his waistband.

According to our newspartner WJBC, Bloomington Police made a traffic stop around 10:20 p.m. near Roosevelt Avenue and Market Street for an equipment violation. BPD said during the traffic stop, one of the passengers attempted to run away shortly after handing over a small amount of cannabis (6 grams and a scale).

When the passenger attempted to flee, officers arrested the passenger and placed him into handcuffs after a short struggle. Officers located a loaded 9 mm handgun with an extended magazine in the 16-year-old’s waistband. One officer sustained a minor injury from the arrest. The suspect was not injured.

The male juvenile was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of ammunition, probation violation, and illegal transportation of cannabis.

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