Police: 6 arrested in East NY weapons bust

Officials say police recovered numerous firearms inside plastic bags and that the men inside the apartment surrendered without incident.

Officials say police recovered numerous firearms inside plastic bags and that the men inside the apartment surrendered without incident. (4/24/16)

BROOKLYN - Six Brooklyn men were arrested after a major drug and weapons bust in East New York.

Officers from the 75th Precinct were led to an apartment in a building on Eldert Lane after a call of shots fired came in just after 5 p.m. Friday.

Police say when they arrived at the apartment and tried to talk to the people inside through the locked door, they noticed one man throwing a firearm from the apartment's balcony and a second man throwing a plastic bag.

Officials say police recovered numerous firearms inside plastic bags and that the men inside the apartment surrendered without incident.

Police arrested Brian Capeline and Ernest Cooper, both 22; 39-year-old Troy Hally; 23-year-old Alejandro Lopez; and 20-year-old Calief Persaud, all of East New York.

Police also arrested 31-year-old Gregory Littlejohn, of Flatbush.

Officers say they found a shotgun on the living room floor of the apartment as well as marijuana, cocaine residue, ammunition and more than $1,000 in cash.

The men are facing a number of charges ranging from criminal possession of a weapon to tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Officials say some of the men arrested have previously been convicted for criminal possession of a weapon.

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