Police chase down armed New Haven man

Alexandro Streeter (Photo: New Haven Police)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — An armed New Haven man who police say ran a stop sign, then tried running from officers, was arrested on Wednesday night in the Elm City.

According to officials, 20 year-old Alexandro Streeter blew right past a stop sign, at the Huntington and Shepard Street intersection, just before 9 p.m. When officers hit the lights and siren, Streeter hit the gas… then eventually hit the brakes, and took off running.

Authorities say officers ran after him, and saw him toss a gun to the ground. An officer eventually caught up to Streeter, grabbed him and pinned him down on the ground. The gun was a loaded and chambered Keltec PF9 handgun, police said.

Police arrested Streeter, charging him with carrying a weapon in motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal trespass in the third degree, interfering with an officer, operation of motor vehicle without a license, failure to obey stop sign, operation of motor vehicle with tinted windows without tinting sticker.

Police say the gun’s serial number did not reveal any information.

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