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Albany Police Officers recover handgun following call for fight

Albany, NY

ALBANY, NY – An 18-year-old Albany man has been charged with handgun possession following a fight call Tuesday night on Lark Street.

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at approximately 9:55 p.m., officers responded to the area of Lark and Second Streets for reports of a large fight. Upon arrival, officers dispersed a large group and learned through their preliminary investigation that occupants of a vehicle that had just left the scene, were in possession of a handgun.

Moments later, a patrol officer stopped the suspected vehicle in the area of Clinton Avenue and Lark Street as part of their investigation. During the stop, Mark Anthony Perez, was found to be in possession a loaded .38 caliber revolver. He was also driving the vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

Perez was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed 3rd, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd.

He was arraigned in Albany City Criminal Court.