Troopers: Man arrested in Rochester for illegally possessing gun

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — State Police Tuesday arrested a man in Rochester for illegally possessing a gun.

Troopers and members of the Gun Involved Violence Elimination Unit (GIVE) approached two "suspicious" men on Kosciusko Street just after 4 p.m.

Troopers say one of the men ran off, and troopers saw him throw a gun in the process. They chased him and took him into custody.

Jesus Hernandez, 22, was charged with one count of second and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, one for having a previous conviction, and one for an ammunition feeding device.

He was taken to the Monroe County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday morning.

Troopers secured a 9mm Glock model 19 with 16 rounds.