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BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Landon Skylar Burke-Cooper, 19, of Lake City, was arrested early this morning after bouncers in a nightclub learned that he had a handgun with an extended magazine in his waistband.
A bouncer at a nightclub at 8 S. Main Street learned that a man on the dance floor was lifting his shirt and displaying a firearm; the club’s bouncer tried to disarm him, and a Gainesville Police Department officer reportedly saw bouncers wrestling with Burke-Cooper, trying to disarm him and remove him from the club. The officer went into the nightclub and arrested Burke-Cooper with the assistance of the bouncers.
A search incident to arrest reportedly produced a Glock 19 with an extended magazine that was loaded with 31 rounds of ammunition. Burke-Cooper is prohibited from possessing firearms because of his age and also because he was adjudicated delinquent three times as a juvenile.
Burke-Cooper has been charged with possession with a firearm by a delinquent under 24 years of age, carrying a concealed firearm without a permit, and carrying a concealed firearm during the commission of a felony. Bail information is unavailable on weekends.
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