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A Buffalo man was charged with two counts of felony criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly dumping a defaced 9-millimeter handgun while officers chased him through yards on Wende Street, according to a Buffalo police report.

Emanuel M. Anderson Jr., 20, of Cornwall Avenue, was arrested on Scajaquada Street, near Leslie Street, about noon Wednesday. The handgun was recovered in a yard in the first block of Wende and sent for DNA testing, police said.