Man arrested after throwing a stolen gun out of a car window during police chase

By Terri Hill  | March 18, 2019

Police say a North Versailles man threw a stolen gun out a truck while he was being chased by police Saturday night.

Duquesne police attempted to stop the truck that the unidentified man was a passenger in. The driver failed to stop and led police on a short chase.

Police said they suspected the driver of the truck was impaired.

During the chase, the male passenger threw a 9mm MasterPiece Arms pistol onto the sidewalk along Richford Street.

According to police, the gun was stolen out of Wilkinsburg.

The chase ended on Catherine Street when the driver fled from the vehicle and the male passenger was arrested at the scene.

Police continue to search for the driver.

Terri Hill can be contacted at terri.hill@grantstreetnews.com

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