5 Arrested on Gun Charges in Bridgeport

Five people, included two convicted felons, were arrested on gun charges after their car was stopped in Bridgeport on Wednesday.

Officers stopped the car on Crescent Avenue and approached to find five occupants “moving furtively” and making phone calls. Police said the occupants appeared nervous and the driver claimed to have a learner’s permit but no license. A car search turned up a .38-caliber special handgun and an electric stun gun, according to police.

Jamar Smith, 20, of Bridgeport; Allen Lusmat, 22, of Bridgeport; Craig Salmon, 26, of Hartford; Rhameir Bush, 18, of Bridgeport and Jason Harrison, 25, of Hartford were all arrested and charged with possession of weapons in a motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Harrison and Lusmat, both convicted felons, were additionally charged with two counts of criminal possession of a firearm or electron defense weapon by a felon.

Smith was also charged with a motor vehicle infraction.

“Several of these individuals were well known to police, are convicted felons and suspects in other crimes,” said Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett, Jr., in a statement.

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