An alleged city drug dealer armed with a loaded handgun was arrested on Marion Street on Saturday night, said police director Jerry Speziale.
Kenneth Williams, 27, allegedly sold two jars of marijuana to Brian Torres-Maylaga, 23, on Marion Street and Woodruff Place at about 6:30 p.m., said police.
Detectives in an unmarked police van tried to stop both men. Torres-Maylaga, who lives at the Redwood Village, was pulled over a short distance away.
Williams, who lives on Albion Avenue, fled on foot, police said. Detectives chased him down and placed him in handcuffs. Police found a loaded Beretta .380 caliber handgun with two hollow-point bullets in his possession.
Police charged Williams with possession of seven jars of marijuana. He was charged with four other drug offenses.
Williams, pictured, also faces four weapons offenses and resisting arrest.
Torres-Maylaga was charged with marijuana possession.
“All involved did an outstanding job in apprehending an armed gunman with unknown intentions,” said Speziale.