Suspect dumps drugs, loaded gun before ditching police
OTTAWA – A man lightened his load before fleeing from cops in an incident in Ottawa last night.
Frontline officers seized a loaded handgun during an investigation in the Caldwell Avenue area around midnight last night.
While speaking with a male, frontline officers saw him discard a bag of illegal drugs. As the officers retrieved the drugs, the male ran away and threw an object into some bushes. The discarded object was located and discovered to be a loaded handgun.
The investigation continues and police are still seeking the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call General investigations at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.