Teen Arrested for Illegal Gun Possession - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

03/29/06

Teen Arrested for Illegal Gun Possession

Officers lead the suspect away. Officers lead the suspect away.

Police swarmed a westside neighborhood this afternoon after finding a teenager with a gun. Members of the Expanded Patrol Operations crew converged on a group of teenagers near 49th and Stevens Streets in Savannah, arresting 17-year-old Tremell Henderson on charges of illegal possession of a pistol.

They were blanketing the area because of a homicide just blocks away last night, but neighbors were happy to see such a big response.

"There's so much illegal activity, there needs to be a presence: walking, riding, whatever," said resident Juanita Marshall.

Police say they have no reason to believe Henderson had anything to do with the shooting last night, but want to show no tolerance in the area for violent crimes.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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