Officers arrested a convicted felon and found a stolen handgun when he was spotted dealing drugs in the Central District Tuesday evening.
Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF) detectives first noticed a green SUV parked in the Central District when it appeared the three occupants were dealing narcotics. The detectives called for patrol officers to help them stop the SUV as it left the area.
Patrol officers caught up to the SUV in the 400 block of 26 Ave. and when they attempted to conduct a traffic stop the three occupants ran from the car. Officers chased the driver of the vehicle as he ran through yards in the area before taking the 24-year-old suspect into custody not far from where they started.
MCTF detectives identified suspect as a five time convicted felon who had multiple warrants for his arrest. The detectives found a loaded .40 cal handgun, 18 grams of methamphetamine, 2.6 grams of heroin, 2 grams of crack cocaine, 3.6 grams of marijuana and $2,300 in the car. The detectives checked the gun and found that it had been stolen from a Tacoma home just days earlier.
Detectives booked the suspect into King County Jail for weapons and narcotics charges.