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First Troy resident arrested under SAFE Act

Raysheem Washington
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Updated: 5/08/2013 10:28 am
TROY, N.Y. - Police in Troy have arrested a man found to be in possession of a fully loaded 9 mm handgun with a high capacity magazine after reports came in for shots fired.

Raysheem Washington, 25, is the first Troy resident to be charged under the New York State SAFE Act.

Around 10:45 p.m. police drew their attention to three men last seen walking in the area south of the shots fired call, which occurred at Jefferson and Third Streets at approx. 8:30 pm.

Police found the alleged group walking nearby a short time later and were able to detain two of the men, but the third suspect ran from the scene. One officer gave chase and was able to physically engage the suspect and a struggle ensued.

As the officer was arresting Washington, police secured the fully loaded gun with 13 rounds of ammunition.

The officer involved in the struggle sustained a broken hand. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Washington has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd, Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Marijuana.

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Mitch - 5/9/2013 9:28 AM
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When will the media stop covering for our Governor? It's getting stale already. This arrest has nothing to do with the Safe act. If anything it points out how much we don't need more laws. What we need is enforcement of the ones already on the books. Take these scum bags off the streets already.

eduardobibm - 5/9/2013 8:37 AM
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Yet another misleading headline. The magazine limit in NYS was 10 rounds prior to the NY SAFE ACT and owning a pistol without a permit was also already illegal. This arrest was not due to the NY SAFE ACT. But it does demonstrate the fact that throwing more laws at criminals will not fix the problem. This CRIMINAL did not limit the rounds in his gun to 7. But Cuomo wants the law abiding citizens to limit them, putting us at a distinct disadvantage against people like this.

Joe Potosky - 5/8/2013 11:12 AM
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Before the SAFE act a Handgun Permit was required in the state of NY and still is. He would have been arrested regardless of number of bullets or magazine size.
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