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Man Found With Stolen Gun in Hartford: Police

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NBCConnecticut.com

Hartford Police have arrested a man after they say he was found with a stolen gun in a parking lot early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to 107 Vine Street shortly before 3:00 a.m. after getting a report that someone named "Shawn" was in the rear parking lot and had brandished a gun.

When police arrived, they say they saw a group of men standing around a car. As officers approached, one of the men, later identified as 27-year-old Shawn Robinson Jr., of East Hartford, walked to the back of the car and appeared to drop something on the ground, according to police.

Once the men were detained for an investigation, police say they found a green and black Ruger SR9 with a magazine in it on the ground. Officers searched Robinson and found another live nine millimeter round in his pocket, police said.

When dispatchers checked on the gun's serial numbers, officers learned the gun had been stolen. Robinson was also found to be on parole.

Robinson is facing charges including criminal possession of a pistol, possession of a high capacity magazine, theft of a firearm, criminal trespass and carrying a pistol without a permit.

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