Demetrius Andrade Arrested After Firearm Found in Car

According to the Providence Journal, WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade was arrested Thursday after Providence police said they caught him driving with a handgun.

Andrade told officers that he carried the gun because of his fame and wealth. But after officers ran a check, it was discovered that the unbeaten boxer did not have a permit to carry the confiscated Glock 19 pistol that an officer found in a Louis Vuitton bag inside Andrade’s Mercedes.

“There’s no excuse for carrying a gun without a permit,” said Providence Police detective Maj. David Lapatin. “Whether you claim you’re transporting large amounts of money, or your life is in danger, you can make your case to get a permit [to carry a concealed weapon]. But you cannot obtain a gun and carry it in the city of Providence without one.”


Officers came over to Andrade, when they found the boxer stopped in his Mercedes, blocking traffic, while talking to a friend in another Mercedes, according to police.

The officers claim that Andrade appeared nervous and kept glancing at a backpack on the floor of his Mercedes.

When an officer opened the backpack, he found a small Louis Vuitton bag inside that contained a gun and magazine with 10 rounds.

Andrade was charged with a felony, one count of possession of a firearm without a license. He was arraigned Thursday in District Court and released on bail.

Andrade (26-0 with 18 knockouts) captured the vacant WBO title back in October with a twelve round decision over Walter Kautondokwa.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4truth on 12-07-2018

[QUOTE=SinderellaMan;19334758]Idiot. Get a permit or keep it in the trunk where it's not readily accessible. If you really feel the need to have to shoot somebody, it gives you enough time to think it over also.[/QUOTE] If you actually [B]need[/B]…

Comment by Beercules on 12-07-2018

Oh he is ****ed.

Comment by Motofan on 12-07-2018

Like Bill Burr says, this is why every black man of any notoriety needs at least one white friend in their group. That's the guy who tells you to register your gun.

Comment by SinderellaMan on 12-07-2018

Idiot. Get a permit or keep it in the trunk where it's not readily accessible. If you really feel the need to have to shoot somebody, it gives you enough time to think it over also.

Comment by Tony Trick-Pony on 12-07-2018


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