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Bridgeport Police: Felon Threw Gun Out Car Window During Chase

Bridgeport Police arrested a convicted felon when he as found with a gun and drugs following a chase, according to the Connecticut Post.
Bridgeport Police arrested a convicted felon when he as found with a gun and drugs following a chase, according to the Connecticut Post. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A convicted felon was arrested in Bridgeport Tuesday night after police say he tried to hit an officer with his car, threw a gun out his car window and had several drugs in his possession, according to the Connecticut Post.

Members of the Gang Task Force were responding to an incident in the area of Pembroke Street when they spotted a car driven by 24-year-old Anthony Velez, who was wanted after being accused of pointing a gun at several people the week before, the Connecticut Post reported. His car was stopped, but as officers approached it he put it in reverse and tried to hit one of the officers, according to the Connecticut Post.

Velez led police on a pursuit, and was seen throwing objects out of his car window, according to the Connecticut Post. He eventually pulled over on Helen Street, but police said he refused officers' instructions and was eventually Tasered and arrested, the Connecticut Post reported.

While searching his car, police found heroin, pills and crack, according to the Connecticut Post. Officers also discovered that he had thrown a 9mm Kel Tec pistol out his window, as well as ammunition, the Connecticut Post reported.

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