Police said a man caught smoking marijuana on a Brooklyn block threw a gun into the street mid-chase on Saturday.

Officers arrested Tristan Murray, 22, shorty after they chased him down Bedford Avenue in Flatbush after noticing Murray allegedly smoking marijuana in front of a car parked in front of a fire hydrant.

RELATED: Arrest made in Midtown molotov cocktail case

The plainclothes officers were in their car when they approached Murray at around 1:45 a.m. That's when authorities said Murray dropped what he was smoking and began to run.


Officer Joel Crooms got out of the cop car and started to run after Murray when they reported having seen the suspect reach into his waistband and throw a gun under a nearby vehicle.

RELATED: Brook lyn sergeant arrested for raping teen

Murray kept running behind Murray as his partner Officer Jason Conway began to drive the patrol car behind them. Conway was able to catch up and cut the suspect off, forcing Murray to turn around towards Crooms still on foot close behind.

NYPD said Murray was arrested without incident, following which they found his fake Illinois driver's license.

Once in custody, the two officer went back to the spot where Murray gave chase, where they found an defaced and still loaded revolver.

Police also found burglary tools snide Murray's BMW still parked in front of the hydrant.

It was unclear if Murray secured legal representation for the arrest, which includes charges for possession of the gun, weapon and burglary tools.

Latest From ...