The said man was reportedly presented on Sunday as one of the Independent Liberal Party’s (ILP) candidates for the October 21st Local Government election.
According to a police report, officers from the North/Eastern Division Task Force led by Inspector Roger Alexander received a tip-off that a man in a white panel van, which was proceeding along Lady Young Road, Morvant, was in possession of an illegal firearm, following a shooting incident in the Central Division.
When police stopped and searched the man, who was the lone occupant at the time, they found the Beretta pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition.
The man was taken to the Morvant Police station where he was detained.
He is expected to be handed over to officers of the Central Division with respect to investigations into the shooting at a woman in the Central area.