An Oak Park teen was picked up on weapons charges Saturday after River Forest police found a loaded gun in his car during a traffic stop.
Jerrmon S. Davis, 18, of the 200 block of N. Grove in Oak Park, was stopped by police following a traffic violation in the 7900 block of Central in River Forest.
Police discovered Davis was driving on a suspended license, and later found a silver .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun under the driver's floor boardmat. The gun had six live rounds of ammunition.
Davis was charged with three counts of unlawful use weapon, including failure to possess a valid FOID card, carrying a concealed and loaded weapon in a car and possessing it while under the age of 21. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license and failure to signal.
He was being held pending his transfer for a bond hearing.
“I believe the officers may have saved a life or prevented a serious crime from being committed," Deputy Chief James O'Shea said. "Another illegal gun off the streets only helps reduce gun violence and increases the public’s general safety.”
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