NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven teen was arrested on multiple charges after leading police on a chase through the city Saturday.
The incident happened just before 5 p.m., on Day Street.
New Haven Police said they observed a man standing in front of 238 Day Street. When the man spotted them he took off running.
One officer recognized the man from past drug investigations, as Tyrone "Ty" Spears. He lives on Day Street, but not at 238 Day Street, the Antillean Manor housing complex.
One officer went after Spears on foot, while another circled the block. A third officer went through the yards to try to cut him off.
The third officer rounded a building and saw Spears trying to get over a nine foot tall fence behind 168 Edgewood Ave. The fence was topped with spikes.
Spears made the leap from the fence, leaving part of his hooded sweatshirt on the spikes.
Spears then ran past four little girls playing in a yard, pulled out a handgun and threw it. The gun landed a few feet away from the children.
One of the officers then tackled Spears.
Officers recovered the gun, a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic.
Spears, 18, was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, risk of injury to a minor, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree trespass, and interfering with police.