HARTFORD — A 35-year-old Hartford man with a long record, a felony conviction and a gun in the front pocket of his hoodie was arrested Sunday night after he ducked into a corner store to hide from authorities, police said.
Tyrone Coleman, of 173 Homestead Ave., was walking in the area of Albany Avenue and Edgewood Street when police and members of the state Department of Corrections noticed “a weighted item” in the front pocket of his hoodie, according to a release from Hartford Police Lt. Brian Foley.
Coleman noticed the police and adjusted the gun in his pocket, “displaying characteristics of an armed individual,” the release states.
Police got out of their car to approach Coleman, but he walked into a corner store. Police stopped him inside the store and found a loaded .25-caliber RG26 model pistol in his pocket, the release states.
He was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and possession near a school.
Coleman has 12 prior arrests and a felony conviction, the release states.
Bail was set at $500,000.