Oak Park teen accused of driving with loaded gun
Jerrmon Davis, 18, of Oak Park
Updated: March 12, 2013 11:23AM
RIVER FOREST — An Oak Park teenager was arrested on weapons charges after an early-morning traffic stop in River Forest March 9.
Police say Jerrmon Davis, 18, of the 200 block of North Grove Avenue, Oak Park, was stopped on the 7900 block of Central Avenue after he allegedly failed to signal a turn.
When a computer check determined Davis’s driver’s license was suspended, he was arrested and his car was searched. According to police, that search turned up a .380-caliber Lorcin semi-automatic handgun under the driver’s floor mat. The gun was loaded with six rounds.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Felony Review Unit was called in, and they approved three counts of unlawful use of weapon, including carrying a concealed and loaded weapon in a vehicle, possessing a concealed and loaded weapon in a vehicle while under the age of 21 and failing to possess a valid FOID card.
Davis was scheduled to appear in court Monday, March 11 for a bond hearing at the Maybrook courthouse.
River Forest Deputy Police Chief James O’Shea expressed concern regarding a teenager possessing a loaded handgun and the threat it presents to both police and the public.
“This incident is another example of how dangerous a police officer’s job is today,” O’Shea said. “Another illegal gun off the streets only helps reduce gun violence and increases the public’s general safety.”