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Albany Police Officers Recover Loaded Handgun on Madison Avenue

Albany, NY

Albany police officers arrested a 39-year-old Albany man Saturday evening after he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun on Madison Avenue.

On Saturday, January 1, 2022 around 5:35 p.m., patrol officers responded to Trinity Place between Ash Grove Place and Madison Avenue for reports of a person with a weapon. Officers in the vicinity of the call, quickly observed a man matching the description of the suspect tossing a handgun under a parked vehicle near the intersection of Grand Street and Madison Avenue and attempted to stop him as part of their investigation.

As officers approached, the man ran from officers down Madison Avenue but was quickly apprehended and taken into custody. A loaded 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene.

Willie Green, 39, of Albany, was charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday morning in Albany City Criminal Court.