Man, 2 teens arrested with loaded handguns on Syracuse’s Near West Facet, police say

Syracuse, NY – A man and two teenagers were arrested with handguns loaded on the Near West Side on Saturday, police said.

Police officers responded to a suspect with a gun complaint at around 1:10 p.m. at Block 100 on Davis Street, according to a press release from the Syracuse Police Department.

Officers were told that two men were standing in front of Yusuf Market at 104 Davis Street with what appeared to be handguns in their sweatshirt pockets, police said.

18-year-old Zyair Morales was arrested and a loaded Glock 9mm pistol was found in his possession, police said.

A 16-year-old, armed with a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol, and a 17-year-old, armed with a loaded Glock 9mm pistol, were also arrested at the scene, police said. Both teenagers were said to be male.

A fourth handgun was found in an alley outside the store, police said.

Morales has been arrested and charged with gun possession, police said. He was taken to the Onondaga County Judicial Center, it said.

The youths were arrested for possession of weapons and handed over to their legal guardians if charged, the police said.

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