BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two men with loaded guns have been arrested within hours of each other in different parts of Baltimore, according to police.
Baltimore Police officers were in the 1800 block of West Pratt Street when they found a parked car with a “strong odor of marijuana” around 11:45 p.m. on New Year’s Day. After speaking with 36-year-old Shawn Horton, of the 1900 block of Riggs Avenue, officers arrested him. Police recovered a loaded handgun and drugs. Horton has been charged with various gun and drug violations.
A 25-year-old man was arrested with a loaded gun around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 5600 block of Reisterstown Road. Authorities say during a traffic stop, officers saw the 9mm handgun sitting on the front passenger seat. Dearnta Battle, of the 100 block of S. Augusta Avenue, was arrested without incident. Battle has been charged with various handgun violations.
There have been at least four handgun arrests by Baltimore Police in the past five days.
A 27-year-old man was arrested with a loaded handgun and drugs after police say he fled from a traffic stop on Dec. 29, 2017. A teen who police said had a loaded handgun and marijuana in his possession was arrested Dec. 30.