“a Zastava .556 Caliber AK-47 Assault Style Weapon was recovered and linked” to an arrest in Dupont Circle (plus more gun arrests)

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From MPD:

“Every day the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington D.C. In addition to our patrol officers, the Department has specialized units—such as the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), and Crime Suppression Teams—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets. From the evening of October 28, 2016, through the morning of October 31, 2016, MPD detectives and officers recovered 24 illegal firearms.

Among the firearms recovered this weekend were:

· On Friday, October 28, 2016, a black Semi-Automatic Glock 30, 45 ACP Handgun was recovered and linked to the following arrest:

o On Friday, October 28, 2016, 22-year-old Mark Greene, of Southeast, DC, was arrested for a Possession of Unregistered Ammunition offense that occurred in the 3600 block of Brothers Place, Southeast. CCN: 16-183-797

· On Friday, October 28, 2016, a Zastava .556 Caliber AK-47 Assault Style Weapon was recovered and linked to the following arrest:

o On Friday, October 28, 2016, 24-year-old Nnanyereugo Onuoha, of Lanham, MD, was arrested for an Unlawful Possession of a Firearm offense and an Unlawful Possession of Ammunition offense that occurred in the 1900 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. CCN: 16-183-659

· On Saturday, October 29, 2016, a black Remington Shotgun was recovered and linked to the following arrest:

o On Saturday, October 29, 2016, 80-year-old James Breiner, of Oxon Hill, MD, was arrested for a Possession of an Unregistered Firearm offense and Possession of Unregistered Ammunition offense that occurred on 295 Southbound, Southeast. CCN: 16-184-587

· On Monday, October 31, 2016, a black Heckler & Roch VP40, .40 Caliber Handgun was recovered and linked to the following arrest:

o On Monday, October 31, 2016, 21-year-old Anthony Lee, of Southeast, DC, was arrested for a Carrying Pistol Outside of Home/Business offense, a Possession of an Unregistered Firearm offense, and a Possession of Unregistered Ammunition offense that occurred in the 3400 block of 10th Place, Southeast. CCN: 16-185-352

It is one of MPD’s main goals to safely remove illegal firearms from DC streets to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the community. The responsibility to recover firearms falls on the shoulders of all MPD officers. We also thank members of the community for their help in creating safe neighborhoods.

The Metropolitan Police Department also recovers firearms with the assistance of anonymous tips made through MPD’s anonymous tip line. Anyone who has information regarding gun recoveries should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $2,500 to anyone who provides information that leads to the recovery of an illegal firearm hidden in the District of Columbia.”

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