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State Police get help from off-duty LAPD officer in Bourbon Street gun, drug arrests

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Louisiana State Police received help from an off-duty Los Angeles Police Officer in the arrests of three men who were in possession of guns and drugs. The incident occurred Sunday, just after 10:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Bourbon Street. 

Police say that the off-duty officer, who was in town visiting, alerted patrolling troopers of a group of men who were suspiciously walking down Bourbon Street, looking like they were concealing guns. The men ran in different directions as they were approached by the troopers. Police were able to take three of the men into custody. 

The first man, identified as 22-year-old Darnel Franklin, was found in possession of a .40 caliber pistol, reported stolen out of Terrebonne Parish. The second man, identified as 20-year-old convicted felon, Tyree Gray, was in possession of a .40 caliber pistol and a small amount of marijuana. The third man, identified as 20-year-old Jakhari Williams was arrested after running through a nearby business where a worker witnessed him dropping something behind a keg. Police searched behind the keg where they recovered a .38 revolver. 

All three men, who are from the Houma area, were booked at Orleans Parish Prison. 

Franklin was booked with resisting an officer, illegal carrying of weapons and illegal possession of a stolen firearm. Gray was booked with resisting an officer, illegal carrying of weapons, possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies, possession of a firearm with CDS and possession of marijuana. Williams was booked with resisting an officer, illegal carrying of weapons, possession of a firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies and obstruction of justice. 

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