Watertown Police arrested two men for having an illegal firearm and other charges after they were stopped with a loaded handgun.
On Wednesday, Aug. 26 at approximately 11 a.m., Watertown detectives stopped a vehicle on Palfrey Street as part of an ongoing investigation.
“During a search of the vehicle, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and 46 hollow point rounds of ammunition were located inside the vehicle and subsequently seized,” Watertown Police announced in a press release.
The weapon was found in the front passenger compartment of the vehicle. Neither of the men were licensed to carry firearm, said Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.
Shawn Reilly, 21, of Watertown, was arrested on charges of possession of a loaded firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a dangerous weapon (knife), and two counts of possession of a large capacity ammunition-feeding device. He also had two outstanding warrants (Waltham and Cambridge Courts).
Christopher McLaughlin, 21, of Newton, faces charges of possession of a loaded firearm, possession of ammunition, and two counts of possession of a large capacity ammunition-feeding device.