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Police: SWAT raid in Bridgeport turns up stolen gun

BRIDGEPORT — City and federal law enforcement said they arrested a 24-year-old man in possession of a stolen loaded handgun during a SWAT raid on a Butler Avenue apartment Thursday.

Jermaine Bethel was charged with the illegal sale or transfer of a firearm and illegal alteration of a firearm.

Bridgeport gang unit police, statewide narcotics, FBI and ATF Officers executed a search warrant on Butler Avenue with the Emergency Services Unit , according to a press release from Bridgeport police.

When police entered the apartment, they said they found Bethel “laying on the couch in possession of a fully loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.”

He was arrested without incident.

“Upon further investigation, the firearm was confirmed stolen,” police said.

Bethel was also charged with failure to properly store a loaded firearm, risk of injury to a child, stealing a firearm, and first-degree violation of a condition of release.

His bond was set at $10,000.

Bridgeport police previously arrested Bethel in June and charged him with illegal possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, court records show. He was released in that case after posting 10 percent on $1,000 bond, and is due in Bridgeport superior court on Nov. 12 for his arraignment.

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