PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria Police Department arrested a teen on gun-related charges Wednesday.

The 15-year-old was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a handgun under 21 and obstructing/resisting police.

Officers initially approached two juveniles near Ravine and Peoria Avenues at approximately 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, when they fled from the officers.

After a brief chase, both juveniles were apprehended.

During the chase, one of the juveniles discarded a handgun with an extended magazine, which was recovered.

The 15-year-old was transported to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

The other juvenile was released on the scene.

Anyone with information on any crime is encouraged to contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.