Officers arrested a man early Saturday morning when he fled a traffic stop dropping a gun in the process.
South precinct officers were on patrol near Rainier Ave. South and South McClellan St. Saturday morning when they noticed a possible fight at a nearby gas station. The officers then saw a vehicle erratically speeding away. Officers used their lights and sirens eventually getting the vehicle to pull over.
A passenger emerged from the car, tossed a pistol to the ground, and ran from the scene.
K-9 officers tracked the suspect to the 3300 block of 36th Ave. South where they took him into custody. Officers recovered the dropped .22 pistol and placed the weapon into evidence.
Gang unit detectives booked the suspect into King County Jail for unlawful possession of a firearm and a felony warrant.