Police find loaded gun in car of man who fled traffic stop

August 5, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say they found a gun in the car of a man who fled on foot when cops pulled him over for blowing past a stop sign.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jaquan Leatherwood, of Windsor, allegedly ran the stop sign in Hartford after 11 p.m. Friday. When police pulled him over, he ran. He was arrested a short time later.

A loaded .45-caliber revolver was found inside the vehicle. Leatherwood is charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, firearm possession and other offenses.

He is being held on $150,000 bail. It is not clear if he has an attorney.

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