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Troy police make their first arrest under the NY SAFE Act

Troy police make their first arrest under the NY SAFE Act

Troy Police have made their first arrest associated with the New York State Safe Act.

Troy Police have made their first arrest associated with the New York State Safe Act.

According to police, Raysheem Washington, 25, of 93 Sixth Ave. was apprehended last night with a fully loaded .9mm handgun in his possession. The gun had a high capacity magazine.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., police say they responded to a report that shots were fired in the area of Jefferson and Third streets.

While investigating the reported gunshots, police say their attention was called to a group of three males that were last seen walking in the vicinity of where the gunshots were reportedly heard.

According to police, the three men were located at approximately 10:45 p.m., walking on Second Street in the area of Madison Street.

Two of them were detained, but Washington ran from the scene.

Officer Charles Rockwell gave chase and was able to contain Washington, suffering a broken hand in the process. Police say Washington was in possession of a fully loaded .9 mm handgun with 13 rounds of ammunition.

Washington was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

He will be arraigned this morning in Troy Police Court.

Rockwell was treated and released from Samaritan Hospital.

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