Police recover stolen gun of fallen HANO police officer James Bennett


Charles Garner arrested for having stolen gun of fallen HANO police officer James Bennett

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – An 18-year-old has been arrested for allegedly having the stolen gun that belonged to fallen Housing Authority of New Orleans police officer James Bennett.

New Orleans Police confirmed that Charles Garner, 18, was arrested for possession of a stolen firearm Saturday night at the corner of MLK and Rev John Raphael Way.

Investigators later determined that the gun belonged to James Bennett, a HANO police officer who was shot and killed in May 2015 while on duty outside the Guste housing project in Central City.

No arrests have been made in connection with his death.

NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said the investigation is ongoing.

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