Officers working an emphasis patrol on Aurora Avenue North Tuesday night first spotted the man at a 7-11 convenience store just after 10:30 p.m. While talking to the man, the officers noticed what looked to be the outline of a gun in his waistband.
They grabbed his arms and pulled up his shirt to find a large, loaded revolver that fires .410 shotgun shells, according to police.
After running the man's name, the officers learned he was a convicted felon and not allowed to carry a gun. Further digging showed the gun was also stolen. The man was also carrying close to $5,000 in cash.
Police arrested him and filed a warrant to search his car, where they found methamphetamine, ecstasy, various unidentified pills and drug paraphernalia.
The man was booked into King County jail for unlawful gun possession, possession of a stolen firearm and felony drug possession.