HACKENSACK, NJ -- A 25-year-old Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say he illegally concealed a handgun that he didn’t have a permit for.
Naazym Huger was taken into custody following an investigation into a report of a suspicious person near the 7-Eleven on South Summit Avenue, Hackensack Police Capt. Peter Busciglio said in a press release. The store is just over the Hasbrouck Heights town border.
Just before 12:30 p.m., officers were called to the area after a resident called police concerning a man, later identified as Huger, who wandered up to him and asked, “Can you buy me ammo?”
The resident refused, but Huger reportedly asked again and offered to pay $200 to do so. When the resident again refused, Huger walked away and went inside 7-Eleven, where officers found him, Busciglio said.
While speaking with Huger, officers noted he seemed “overly nervous” and began to “fumble with his words,” the captain said. Eventually, he admitted he’d asked someone to purchase ammunition for him.
Further investigation revealed Huger was in possession of a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun that was loaded with two rounds of ammunition. According to police, he did not have a gun permit for the firearm and was not authorized to carry a concealed weapon.
Huger was arrested and taken to headquarters, where officers also retrieved a marijuana cigarette from him. After being charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana, Huger was released on a summons and given a court date of April 22.