PD: Hartford man arrested for illegally possessing rifle - WFSB 3 Connecticut

PD: Hartford man arrested for illegally possessing rifle

Posted: Updated:
Police confiscated this rifle from Rodriguez. (WFSB) Police confiscated this rifle from Rodriguez. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Police arrested a Hartford man Saturday night for illegally possessing a firearm.

Around 10 p.m. officers were dispatched to Franklin and Bond Street after a bystander overheard two people say they were going to get rifles.

Police found Angel Rodriguez, 33, fleeing on a bike.

Police said Rodriguez had a rifle sticking out of his backpack.

Officers followed him into a nearby parking lot, where he was taken into custody.

Rodriguez was found with a Remington 870 Express pump action 20 gauge shotgun.

Because Rodriguez is a convicted felon, he is not allowed to possess firearms.

He was charged with operating a bicycle without a headlight, interfering with police and criminal possession of a firearm.

Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.