Waterbury PD arrest Florida man that had firearm without valid permit

Davius Israel Johnson, 19
Davius Israel Johnson, 19, of Winter Springs, Florida Photo credit Waterbury Police Department

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Waterbury Police have arrested a man from Florida who possessed a firearm without a valid permit while in the city late Sunday night.

Officers heard several gun shots at around 10:22 p.m. while actively patrolling the area of Woodlawn Terrace due to recent criminal activity, police said.

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While investigating, officers located a suspicious vehicle with Davius Israel Johnson, 19, of Florida at the wheel.

Police found Johnson to be in the possession of a loaded Taurus 9mm firearm without a valid pistol permit, officers said.

Officers arrested him on charges of Possession of a Pistol without a Permit, Weapons in Motor Vehicle, Possession of High Capacity Magazine and Illegal Sale or Transfer of a Firearm.

The police department held Johnson on a $100,000 bond pending court arraignment Monday.