UTICA, N.Y. ---One man has been arrested after police say he was firing a gun on the roof of the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Friday morning. Utica Police say 19-year-old Oleksiy Uzun of Utica was firing a Beretta handgun into the air.
When police arrived, officers began climbing the stairs to the roof when they noticed Uzun quickly coming down. As police tried to stop and speak with him, Police said Uzun dropped a handgun magazine on the ground. He was immediately detained and searched. Police then found the loaded 9mm Beretta handgun in a bag Uzun was carrying.
Uzun is charged with Criminal Possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, and Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree.