Authorities announced the arrest of Keon S. Thomas, 22, of Newark, for possession of a loaded handgun in an incident that occurred yesterday.
According to officials, shortly after 9:20 p.m., police officers working at a sporting event at West Side High School, were advised by a concerned citizen that a man at the event, identified as Keon S. Thomas, was in possession of a handgun.
Investigating officers determined that Thomas was in possession of a loaded .380 caliber automatic handgun and he was immediately arrested.
Police charged Thomas with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
These charges are merely accusations. This suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.