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Police: Ansonia Man Had Loaded Gun In Car Next To Toddler

by STAFF | Jul 31, 2017 11:30 am

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Ansonia police arrested a Wakelee Avenue man after allegedly finding a loaded gun in his car — next to his 10-month-old daughter.

The man, 22-year-old Rhameir Bush, now faces charges of criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of a pistol without a permit, risk of injury to a minor, traveling unreasonably fast, and driving with a suspended license.

According to a police department Facebook post, about 1:25 p.m. Sunday (July 30) Officer Christopher Kelley stopped a vehicle being driven by Bush on Pershing Drive for allegedly speeding.

A check with DMV revealed Bush’s license was suspended in 2013.

“Bush was taken into custody and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a black 9mm firearm with a loaded magazine containing six rounds of ammo located in a pair of jeans belonging to Bush on the rear seat,” police said. “Seated directly to the right of the loaded firearm was Bush’s 10 month old daughter.”

Police said Bush does not have a pistol permit and is barred from carrying a firearm because he is a convicted felon.

He was held on a $15,000 bond, according to police.

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