New Haven Teen Arrested on Gun Charges

Jahmal Gibbs, 18, was arrested on gun charges in West Haven Saturday night.

A young man is under arrest after West Haven Police found him carrying a loaded gun without a permit.

Police say they learned a group with possible gang affiliations had plans to fight another group at the city’s fireworks display Saturday night. Around 8:00 p.m. police stopped a large group of males near Kimberly Ave. and Elm St.

According to police, they found 18-year-old Jahmal Gibbs, of Munson St. in New Haven, with a loaded .25 caliber handgun.

Gibbs was arrested and charged with possession of a pistol without a permit, carrying a dangerous weapon, altering ID number on a firearm, and additional narcotics charges.

He was held on bond.