Albany police recover two loaded handguns during investigation

Two loaded handguns recovered by APD officers Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

Two loaded handguns recovered by APD officers Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Members of the Albany Police Department early Wednesday morning recovered two loaded handguns during an investigation on Clinton Avenue.

Police say around 3:25 a.m. officers stopped two people walking in the area of Clinton Avenue and Ontario Street as part of an investigation. During the stop, Mekhi Myrick. 18, and an unnamed 17-year-old were reportedly each found to be in possession of loaded handguns.

Myrick was taken into custody following a brief foot chase and a loaded .32 caliber handgun which he threw during the chase was recovered, police say. He was charged with One count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd and remanded to the Albany County Jail following arraignment in Albany Criminal Court.

Police say the 17-year-old offender is currently on probation for a 2020 arrest for handgun possession, and was found with a loaded 9mm handgun during Wednesday morning’s incident.

During his 2020 arrest, police say the adolescent offender, who was 16 at the time, was found to be in possession of a loaded .357 caliber handgun while on the 100 block of Quail Street.

He is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Albany County Family Court.

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