Keshaun Atwood, 25, of Hoffman Place was arrested on weapons charges after he drove through a red light on Elmwood Avenue at Lafayette Avenue without stopping about 2:10 a.m. Sunday, police said.
After Atwood was pulled over on Auburn Avenue near Elmwood, he opened the glove compartment. Officers said they saw "in plain view" a .45-caliber handgun. It was loaded with eight rounds.
Atwood was charged with felony counts of second and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and failure to obey a traffic control device for not stopping at the red light. He remained in custody at the Erie County Holding Center Monday night.