Law enforcement team up to crack down on illegal guns in Richmond

Posted at 8:36 AM, Jul 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-27 17:03:17-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond police are working to remove illegal guns from Richmond's streets.

Officers pulled over a Dodge Magnum in the parking lot of a Ruby Red hair supply off Jefferson Davis Highway Friday afternoon.

A number of weapons were discovered inside the car and the owner did not have a concealed permit, so the officers confiscated the gun.

A similar stop last week led police on a two-block chase off Stonewall and West 29th Street that ended in front Cathy Clark's house.

"I was concerned at first it was over a traffic stop that's not worthy," Clark said. "But after hearing the driver Roland Boone Jr. was running from police and accused of throwing a gun out the window, Clark said, not only does she condone the chase but commends the officer in pursuit ."

As the week went by, CBS 6 rode along with Richmond police, as they ended the fourth of a 10 week fugitive and firearms initiative.

"Not only are we seizing illegal guns, but curbing violent crime. That is our focus," Lt. Davenport said.

Lt. Davenport adds by pairing up troopers and city police it builds professional relationships that can last a career.

A third of the way through the crackdown, officers have arrested 80 fugitives and again seized 56 illegal guns.