A 20-year-old convicted felon was arrested for possessing a firearm, Fort Myers police said.
Christopher Salters, a convicted felon, faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a Florida convicted felon.
According to FMPD, the department’s Group Violence Intervention Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3500 block of Dale Street in the East Pointe Place apartment complex.
Salters was a passenger in the vehicle and police said he discarded a gun inside of the car.
The gun was reported stolen out of North Port, police said.