Buffalo Teen Arrested Under New York's New Gun Law

3:07 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A Buffalo teenager faces multiple charges, including a violation under the New York SAFE Act, after police say he was in possession of an illegal weapon.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Darquane McDuffie of Buffalo early Sunday morning after he allegedly jumped out of the back of a vehicle that was being stopped by police near the intersection of Stanislaus and Sweet on Buffalo's East Side.

Investigators say he ran off, and when police chased after him, he tossed his loaded pistol. Officers say they recovered it in the driveway of a home on Stanislaus Street.

The weapon was carrying 12 rounds, according to officers, which is a violation of the SAFE Act, which restricts the number of rounds in a magazine to 7.

McDuffie was charged with unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

He also faced the more serious felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon. Police say they also found marijuana on him, and he was also charged with obstruction.

According to the City Court, McDuffie was arraigned Monday morning on the multiple charges. He was remanded on a $50,000 cash or property bail.

He will be back in court April 5 at 9:30 a.m.

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