BELL GARDENS (CBSLA) — Authorities Sunday sought the public’s help in locating a man who abandoned a vehicle during a pursuit with police in Bell Gardens and left a “ghost gun” – a weapon with no manufacturer-imprinted serial number – near or inside the car.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle sometime Friday for a traffic violation, which triggered a pursuit that came to an end in the 6600 block of Garfield Avenue, said Lt. Ruben Musquiz of the Bell Gardens Police Department.READ MORE: Beverly Hills City Hall To Hold Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony Tuesday
The driver ran away into an adjoining residential area, Musquiz said.
“Where the driver was last seen, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun with an extended magazine,” he said. “The handgun is commonly referred to as a `ghost’ gun due to the fact it contained no manufacturer imprinted serial number.”READ MORE: Attorney, Law School Professor Dennis Franks Identified As Man Killed After Tree Falls On Encino Home
Police set up a perimeter but the person was not found.
Bell Gardens police urged anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspect to call them at 562-806-7617.MORE NEWS: Germarcus David Charged With Murder Of His 4 Young Children, Their Grandmother Ericka England
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