GARY | A 21-year-old man was arrested on gun charges after carrying a firearm Thursday while walking in the 1600 block of Delaware Street, police said.
Officers were on patrol when they observed a man, later identified as Deshalon France, walking in the road, police said.
When officers stopped France, he told them he was carrying a gun for which he had no permit, police said. France was arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm without a permit.
Police said a criminal check on France showed he was a convicted felon. He was subsequently charged with felon in possession of a firearm.