An Atlantic City man was arrested on gun charges this afternoon, police said. 

Detectives Mike Ruzzo, Paul Petinga, Heidi Clayton and Daryl Dabney were conducting an investigation in the 1600 block of Mediterranean Avenue at about 2:30 when they attempted to stop Justin Brown, 23. He fled while clenching his waistband, leading officers to believe he had a weapon, Lt. James Sarkos said.

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Brown entered a residence on the 1700 block of Mediterranean Avenue, and was apprehended when he emerged a short time later. Officers recovered a semi-automatic handgun in a subsequent search of the residence.

Brown was charged with possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun by a prohibited person and obstruction of justice. He is being held on $50,000 bail. 

Braden Campbell

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