A 16-year-old was arrested Friday night by Oxnard police officers on suspicion of possessing a loaded firearm, authorities said.
Police say he was loitering with three other people in a north alley of the 1900 block of San Gorgonio Avenue as officers tried to make contact with him. He reportedly fled on foot and discarded a loaded .22-caliber revolver near an apartment building.
He was detained by police just after 9:30 p.m. after a short pursuit, authorities said. He was arrested on suspicion of several weapons violations and booked into Ventura County Juvenile Hall, police said.