WOODBURY — A 33-year-old Paulsboro man pleaded guilty Monday, Oct. 20, to having a .38-caliber handgun in his possession on May 13, 2012, despite being prohibited from having a firearm because of prior conviction.

John C. Johnson had narcotics convictions in 2000 and 2003 and acknowledged in making his plea that he knew those convictions made it illegal for him to have a weapon, said authorities.

Johnson was arrested after an employee of a Paulsboro fuel terminal reported hearing shots fired in a nearby park on the Delaware River.