Permitless shooter stays strapped, doesn’t get clapped; charged after firing handgun

27-year-old Darryl Mickens was charged with possession of a firearm during a commission of a dangerous felony, marijuana, and weapon after he fired rounds at someone that he claimed shot at him first then fled for safety.

On October 23rd, Memphis Police Officers were dispatched to 1967 Belmar Street due to reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they were not able to locate anyone at the given address. Officers checked the area and spotted Daryl Mickens Jr. on Latham Street close to Jacklyn Avenue. Mickens claimed he was standing outside 1967 Belmar Street when an unidentified person fired shots.

Darryl Mickens (SCSO)
Darryl Mickens (SCSO)

He used his .40 caliber handgun to return fire and fled for his safety. He told officers he dropped his camouflage backpack on the side of a residence while he was fleeing. He had a Glock .40 caliber handgun on his person and did not have a carry permit. When the backpack was located, officers located a green jar containing positively tested marijuana.

Darryl Mickens was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana with intent, and unlawful possession of a handgun. He was released on a $15,000 bond.

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