As the officers checked behind the building, they saw 31 Walnut resident Freddie Caradine throw away a gun and walk toward them, according to the report. After initially refusing to stop, Caradine was handcuffed.
Radochia found a 9 mm handgun in the bushes near a parked SUV with a shattered window. Officers later found a bullet hole in the vehicle and a spent shell casing on the ground.
Caradine, 49, was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and discharge of a firearm within 500 ft. of a building.