A man who was out on bail awaiting trial for an attempted murder charge was arrested again Thursday morning, and found in possession of the handgun of HANO officer James Bennett, who was killed last year.

According to a WWL-TV report, Charles Garner, 18, was arrested in Central City at Luther King Boulevard and John Raphael Way after he and another man attempted to run from police following a traffic stop for running a stop sign. When police searched the vehicle they discovered marijuana and Bennett's gun under the seat.

Garner's arrest occurred less than a mile from where Bennett was killed working an overtime shift patrolling a Guste Housing Development construction site in May 2015. He has been booked on a count of possession of a stolen firearm and interrogated, according to the WWL-TV report. He is being held on $150,000 bond for the gun charge, but has not been named a suspect in Bennett's death.

The investigation into Bennnett's killing had not yielded any leads before the gun's discovery, and the reward for information had been increased to $35,000 earlier this year.

“The Homicide Unit is still working tirelessly to solve this case,” Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said at the time. “We really urge upon your compassion and your conscience to come forward.”

Bennett’s death was just one of several attacks on police officers in New Orleans in 2015. An off-duty NOPD commander was wounded in a mysterious shooting on Alvar Street near the site of the former Desire housing development in October. A month before that, an officer was shot at and wounded by flying glass while responding to a homicide in the Columbia Parc development.

For the full WWL-TV report, click here.