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Police charge two with possessing loaded firearms

In separate incidents, an East Side man and a juvenile were arrested Saturday afternoon during the Gus Macker basketball tournament for possession of loaded firearms.

Gus Macker security officials and reserve police officers approached a group of men acting suspiciously at Niagara Square and Genesee Street just before 1 p.m., authorities said. They found Eric D. Gray, 21, of Geneva Street, with a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun loaded with seven rounds, according to police.

Just hours later, police were on the lookout for others with guns, according to an arrest report, and noticed a large group of people “wandering” at Pearl and Court streets. When an officer exited his vehicle, police said, a 16-year-old youth tried to flee.

Police subdued the youth and found him with a loaded semiautomatic Cobra .380 handgun, authorities said. He was also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.