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UPDATED: Report of man with gun leads to chase and search in New London

Published June 06. 2014 3:56PM   Updated June 06. 2014 8:28PM
Dana Jensen/The Day
With the help of a New London fire department ladder truck, New London police officers search the roofs of a row of Progress Point Apartment Homes on Colman Street near Garfield Avenue Friday.

New London – A report of a man with a gun led to a foot chase and later a search for the gun near at a housing complex off Colman Street on Friday.

Shortly after 2 p.m., police responded to a report of a man with a gun tucked into his waistband walking in the area of Colman Street and Laurel Drive. Police said a man fitting the description fled when he was spotted by a responding officer.

The man, later identified as 24-year-old Raashid Cox of 365 Jefferson Ave., was known to have a previous weapon conviction and is disqualified from carrying a handgun, according to Deputy Police Chief Peter Reichard. Police caught up with an apprehended Cox after a chase through several yards in the Colman Street and Laurel Drive area.

Patrol officers, detectives and a K9 team could be seen searching the grounds of a housing complex at Fern and Colman streets at about 2:30 p.m. Police called in the fire department and used their ladder truck to access the roofs of several of the homes.

Reichard said a gun was never found. Cox was charged with interfering with an officer and third-degree trespass.

Police said the investigation continues.


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