Off-duty MTA bus driver caught with gun when NYPD dispersed crowded dice game on Brooklyn street

Kimberly Dole
April 29, 2020 - 12:48 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An off-duty MTA bus driver was arrested Tuesday night for having an illegal gun that was found after police dispersed a group playing a dice game on a Brooklyn street and defying social distancing rules. 

Officials say 22-year-old Gianni Eatman-Nelson, attempted to flee when officers broke-up a large crowd playing dice at approximately 8:30 p.m. on East 23rd Street near Flatbush Avenue.

Authorities eventually caught up with Eatman-Nelson who was allegedly carrying a loaded .380-caliber firearm in his pocket.

Eatman-Nelson was charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm, obstructing government administration and violation of local law, officials say.