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Man Charged After Officers See Gun In His Car, Police Say

By Kelly Bauer | September 11, 2017 9:23am | Updated on September 12, 2017 11:48am
 Officers arrested and charged Lateef Grant, 29, after spotting a gun in his car, police said.
Officers arrested and charged Lateef Grant, 29, after spotting a gun in his car, police said.
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Courtesy Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO —  A man was arrested after officers saw a gun sitting in his car in plain sight Saturday in Garfield Park, police said.

At 7:56 p.m., officers were investigating in the first block of South Springfield Avenue when they saw the gun inside a car, police said. Officers learned the car was registered to Lateef Grant, 29, a convicted felon, police said.

Officers searched the car and removed the gun, police said.

At 10:06 p.m., officers saw Grant in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street. Grant ran into a home's backyard, breaking a fence, but was taken into custody, police said.

Grant, of the 4800 block of West Superior Street, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, criminal trespass to land and criminal damage to property, police said. He was scheduled to appear in Bond Court on Monday.