Sus­pect in traf­fic stop on the run; gun re­cov­ered

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Local - By Wayne K. Rous­tan Staff writer wkrous­[email protected]­sen­tinel .com or 954-356-4303

The man in the red shoes got away, but he ap­par­ently dropped his hand­gun dur­ing a foot chase in Del­ray Beach, po­lice said.

It started about 11:30 p.m. Tues­day, when two of­fi­cers no­ticed a white Crown Vic­to­ria with an ex­pired tem­po­rary tag and went to con­duct a traf­fic stop.

When the of­fi­cers tried to pull over the car, it con­tin­ued to drive slowly for a while un­til it stopped in the 400 block of South­west 15th Ter­race, po­lice said.

That’s when a man wear­ing red high-top shoes jumped from the back seat and be­gan to run. An of­fi­cer ran af­ter him, yelling com­mands to stop and show his hands, po­lice said.

The of­fi­cer tried to use his stun gun, but it failed to fire. As the of­fi­cer was gain­ing on him, the man crouched, turned his right shoul­der across his body to­ward the of­fi­cer, and pointed a black hand­gun at him, po­lice said.

The of­fi­cer took cover be­hind a tree, and the man flipped over a fence and ran east on South­west 15th Av­enue. Then, on the

The of­fi­cer tried to use his stun gun, but it failed to fire. As the of­fi­cer was gain­ing on him, the man crouched, turned his right shoul­der across his body to­ward the of­fi­cer, and pointed a black hand­gun at him.

ground, the of­fi­cer found a loaded Glock 22 Gen4

.40-cal­iber hand­gun with a round in the cham­ber.

A crime scene in­ves­ti­ga­tor took the gun and the am­mu­ni­tion for test­ing to see if it had been used in any other crime.

De­tec­tives are ask­ing any­one who may rec­og­nize the man in the red shoes to call Crime Stop­pers of Palm Beach County, anony­mously, at

800-458-8477, or go on­line to crimestop­per­spbc.com. Crime Stop­pers will pay up to $3,000 for in­for­ma­tion that leads to an ar­rest.

DEL­RAY BEACH PO­LICE/COURTESY

Del­ray Beach po­lice are search­ing for the man in the red shoes who hopped a fence dur­ing a foot chase but dropped a Glock hand­gun, po­lice said.

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