HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hartford man was arrested for the 34th time Tuesday evening after police say he was spotted with a gun on city streets.
According to police, officers went to the area of the Sands Housing Complex on Main Street to investigate the reported person. Members of the police department’s shooting task force approached the suspect, 27 year old Iran Harris.
Police say Harris then ran while clutching his waistband. Police began to run after him, and were able to arrest Harris on the basketball court area of Main Street. When Harris was arrested, police discovered he was no longer in possession of the gun
Officers began searching for the gun in the area of the Sands Housing Complex and and Sands Elementary School. The gun was found along a wooded fence between the complex and the school.
Police recovered the loaded .40 caliber pistol with the serial number removed.
Harris also had 11 bags of heroin on him when he was arrested. He was charged with interfering with Police, carrying a pistol w/o a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, and eeapon on school grounds.