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Detectives Catch Felon With Loaded Gun Following Central District Foot Chase

The firearm seized by officers.

The firearm seized by officers.

Detectives found a loaded handgun wrapped in a Seahawks jersey Wednesday after a 24-year-old felon led police on a brief foot chase through the Central District.

Gang Unit detectives were driving near 25th Avenue and E. Jefferson St. around 4:30 PM when they spotted the man walking down the street. When detectives tried to stop the man, who had several warrants for robbery, weapons and Department of Corrections violations, he took off running. Police chased after the man on foot and in patrol cars and Detective Jeremy Pinkerton caught up to him at 26th Ave and E. Columbia St.

After arresting the 24-year-old, officers searched the man’s backpack and found a loaded handgun wrapped inside a Seahawks jersey featuring the name of one of the team’s safeties.

Police booked the man–who is a convicted felon and prohibited from handling guns–into the King County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm and three warrants.