JAMAICA — A 17-year-old Queens teen was caught with a loaded pistol in his pants on Friday night, police said.
Nicholas Morris, of South Jamaica, was standing near Sayres Avenue and 167 Street in Jamaica when plain-clothes officers spotted him adjusting an object in his waistband, police said.
The officers approached Morris, who admitted he was carrying a weapon, they said.
Cops searched him and found a loaded 9mm firearm, they said. The Queens teen was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
An older brother of Morris' blamed the influence of a bad crowd.
"I didn't know he had a gun, I don't even believe it. Must be the crowd he's hanging with," said the brother, who answered the phone at Morris' home, and declined to give his name.