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Annapolis police recover two handguns in separate incidents

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Annapolis police recovered two handguns in separate incidents over the past few days.

Officers responded to a disturbance downtown in the 100 block of Dock Street around 2 a.m. on Sunday where a crowd had gathered. One observant told police that a man in the crowd was concealing a handgun, agency officials said.

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As officers approached the man and called out to him, he turned and fled. One officer grabbed the man's jacket, but he slipped out of it and dropped a handgun while fleeing up Main Street, police said.

Officers were unable to locate the man, but recovered the loaded handgun. Police also located some four grams of heroin and five grams of cocaine in the pocket of the jacket.

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It was the second time that city police officers had recovered a handgun in less than two days. Police were walking through fields near the 1100 block of Frederick Douglass Street, near the Eastport Terrace community, around 6:45 p.m. Friday when they discovered an unloaded handgun.

A 17-year-old was shot, but received non-life threatening injuries, in the Eastport Terrace community Thursday night.

It remained unclear Monday morning whether police believe the gun was used in the shooting.

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