Three men are under arrest after Hartford police say a heightened patrol in a city “hotspot” this weekend netted a firearm.
It started around a quarter to ten Saturday night.
Officers were on Sargent Street when they noticed a group loitering in the driveway of a residential complex.
When police stopped to address the group, a number scattered.
Police say one person tossed a metal object to the ground that ended up being a .22-caliber handgun.
The firearm contained a magazine with five rounds.
Under arrest is 20-year-old Roystone Webster. He faces charges of trespass, interfering with police, and carrying a pistol without a permit.
Also charged are 23-year-old Omar Edwards and 22-year-old Elijah Williams. They are charged with trespass and interfering with police.