Lincoln Police Arrest Man Bragging About 'Bloods' Gang

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Lincoln Police arrested a man bragging about being a member of the "Bloods" gang.

Thirty-two year-old Ramel Perkins was arrested around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday for felony possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm, among other charges.

The arrest stems from an incident last Wednesday when police said Perkins bragged about gang ties to a security guard at Russ's Market near 17th and Washington.

Police said the security guard told them the suspect lifted his shirt, revealed what he said are gunshot wounds and claimed the Bloods were "shooting up people all over the city."

Early Tuesday morning, officers noticed a man near 17th and Washington that matched the description of Perkins.

When they attempted to contact him, he ran off through the area and got in a vehicle. As police chased him, they noticed the man emptying his pockets. Police quickly stopped the vehicle, and found Perkins had six bullets in his front pocket.

When police retraced the route, they found a cell phone and a loaded Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum Revolver that was reported stolen out of Omaha last summer.

Perkins is a transient and convicted felon from Wisconsin.

Police say the Bloods are in the top five of members and associates in the Lincoln and Omaha areas.