Man jailed for having gun at Louisiana military recruiting office
SHREVEPORT - Police in Shreveport arrested a man for bringing an unloaded handgun to a military recruiting station.
David S. Quinn was booked Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed weapon. His arrest comes days after a man in Chattanooga shot at two military facilities, including a recruiting station, killing four Marines and a sailor.
According to a KTBS report, the recruiting station was not a federal facility, so Quinn does not face enhanced federal charges, police said.
Bill Goodin, chief of administration for the Shreveport Police Department, says Quinn went to the recruiting station because he was upset about that shooting. He says Quinn did not intend to harm anyone.
Police Cpl. Marcus Hines told KTBS that detectives interviewed Quinn after his arrest and it appeared Quinn intended to give personnel at the center the gun for protection. Personnel at recruiting stations do not carry weapons.
The handgun was wrapped inside a deflated basketball, police said. There was no ammunition in the gun but the man did have ammunition and four other guns in his car parked outside.
The handgun was legally registered and was not loaded, but police said Quinn did not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
"He appeared to be very upset about the military shooting," said Hines, who described Quinn's demeanor as non-threatening. He told personnel he had something they might need, put the basketball down and backed away, Hines said.
Police said Quinn didn't have documentation to carry a concealed weapon.
He was released from the Shreveport City Jail on a $405 bond. Online jail records do not list an attorney for Quinn.