BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man was arrested after running from police and throwing away a loaded gun.
Andrew L. Morris, 29, was taken into custody Thursday, charged with armed habitual criminal, unlawful use of weapon and resisting/obstructing a police officer, according to a Bloomington Police Department release.
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Officers with the Street Crimes Unit working in the 900 block of West Market Street spotted Morris, who was named on an outstanding parole apprehension warrant, around 3:30 p.m., according to the release.
"Upon seeing the officers, the subject began running through 500 block of Howard (Street). After a brief foot pursuit officers took the subject... into custody," according to the release. "Nearby, officers located a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, discarded by Morris during the foot pursuit."
BPD is asking those who have information about the crime to call McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111.
Contact Derek Beigh at (309) 820-3234. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_beigh