A 17-year-old male is in custody following the seizure of one homemade firearm and one 9mm cartridge in Retirement District, St. Catherine on Wednesday, August 24.
Reports are that about 12:20 a.m., police were summoned to the area after residents reported hearing explosions. On arrival of the lawmen, a group of people was seen standing on the roadway. The teen was acting in a manner that aroused the officers’ suspicion. He was accosted and searched. The firearm and ammunition were found inside a one strap bag he was carrying.
He was subsequently arrested.