Man arrested for carrying ghost gun after shots fired on Avenue D

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Police say they found a man carrying a ghost gun, a self-assembled firearm often without a serial number, while investigating shots fired on Avenue D on Tuesday morning.

Dakarai Archie, 26, is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, prohibited use of a weapon,
resisting arrest, and obstruction of governmental administration.

Officers began investigating after hearing the sound of gunshots just before 1 a.m. and getting a ShotSpotter activation. RPD says officers arrived at Avenue D near Bauman Street within seconds and saw a man fleeing on a bicycle.

RPD says they tried to stop the bicycle, which led to a lengthy foot chase. Officers took the Archie into custody on Bernard Street, less than a mile from where they investigated the shots fired.

RPD says they recovered a loaded .40 caliber ghost gun on Archie and multiple .40 caliber casings at the scene. New York State law prohibits the possession of unfinished gun frames or receivers unless by a licensed gunsmith.

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Archie was taken to the Monroe County Jail and will be arraigned. He was previously arrested on Aug. 1 for criminal possession of a weapon.