APD Officers Chase Down Suspect and Recover Drugs and a Stolen Gun

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On September 16th, 2023, at approximately 6:09PM, officers conducted a directed patrol in the area of 300 Peachtree Street NE after being notified by residents and business owners in the area of possible drug activity.

Upon arrival, officers observed a suspicious vehicle backed into a parking space meant for City of Atlanta vehicles. The officers attempted to make contact with the two occupants of the vehicle in an effort to conduct an investigatory stop however, the passenger of the vehicle upon seeing the officers, exited the vehicle and took flight.

Several officers who are in the vicinity respond for calls of assistance and also pursue the suspect. After a brief foot chase, officers are able to apprehend the suspect in a vacant lot. The suspect was observed dropping a Glock 19X handgun from his waistband while running from the officers.

The handgun was recovered and found to be stolen out of DeKalb County. Officers also recovered over 32 grams of Marijuana and 7 grams of Ecstasy from the suspect. The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Gustavus Johnson.

Mr. Johnson was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a First Offender Probationer, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Theft By Receiving Stolen Property (Felony), Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers, Purchase, Possession, Manufacture, Distribution, or Sale of Marijuana, and Purchase, Possession, Manufacture, Distribution, or Sale of a Schedule I Narcotic.

Mr. Johnson was transported to the Fulton County jail.

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