UTICA, NY - Utica Police arrested a teen Monday evening following a shots-fired call that occurred in the area of Blandina Street and Milgate Street.
Around 11:40 p.m. Monday, Utica Police say they pulled over the vehicle in question along the 1100 block of Rutger Street. A passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Nikyro Smith-Rucker, of Utica, was arrested.
After officers reported smelling marijuana coming from the car, they told Smith-Rucker and his two passengers to get out. That is when police say Smith-Rucker reached for a gun from his waistband. Officers detained him and recovered a loaded 9mm Taurus handgun.
Smith-Rucker is facing a number of weapons and drug charges including criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of marijuana.
The two other passengers who were in the vehicle are facing a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana.