Stolen AK-47 recovered from man who jumped from car fleeing Pittsburgh police
A stolen AK-47 rifle and an unregistered handgun were recovered from a man who jumped out of a car that fled when Pittsburgh police tried to conduct a traffic stop on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred at around 8:20 p.m. along Centre Avenue in the Hill District, according Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV.
The driver of the car — believed to be a silver Volvo or Audi sedan — side-swiped several parked cars along South Graham Street as he attempted to elude police, the TV station reported.
Officers chased the vehicle briefly before ending the pursuit. The driver is still being sought.
Witnesses told investigators that a passenger, Marlin Young Jr., 21, jumped out of the car and fled on foot.
Officers later apprehended Young on Penn Avenue in Bloomfield where they recovered the weapons.
Young is in the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment on charges of receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of a firearm that has been altered, according to court records.
He faces a July 25 preliminary before Judge Jeffrey Manning.