RPD said man brought illegal gun to large gathering

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester police pursued a man by foot who they said brought an illegal gun to a “large gathering” on North Clinton Avenue.

RPD said they found a loaded illegal handgun on 23-year-old Jacar Cooper after chasing him at around 12:30 a.m. Cooper was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.

When officers were arresting Cooper, a group gathered around them to physically intervene. RPD identified one man who tried to intervene as 21-year-old Jermaine Williams. He was charged with obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, and menacing.

Cooper was transported to Monroe County Jail and Williams received an appearance ticket for court.