A 22 year old Utica man, Elijah Reed was pulled over by police yesterday for a routine traffic stop. Police say as his vehicle slowed down, Reed jumped out and attempted to flee police on foot. He was caught, and upon apprehension, Reed admitted to having a gun in his car. After searching, police discovered a loaded 9mm handgun inside the car.
Reed was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal possession of a firearm.