Suspect in traffic stop on the run; gun recovered
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 are searching for the man in the red shoes who hopped a fence during a foot chase but dropped a Glock handgun, police said.