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.
A 22-year-old Norwich woman was arrested for selling drugs in a parking lot and attempting to flee from officers on Monday.
A Danbury teen was stabbed to death during a brawl on Saturday night.
Route 1 in Guilford was closed in both directions Monday afternoon, because of a house fire.
The Goodspeed Opera House has offered Trumbull High School their stage for the student's canceled production of Rent.
It's still not clear what triggered a deadly shooting in Manchester over the weekend but police say they now know the identity of the person who killed the three women before taking his own life.
The families from the tragedy at Sandy Hook are sending a message to the state and nation, and town leaders are sending a message to the nation's news media about next Saturday, December 14th.
A holiday light display is putting a couple from Orange in the national spotlight.
Last week News 8 brought you a story about a woman who was kicked out of a courtroom for breastfeeding. Many of you called our hotline to weigh in on this topic. Here's today's Voice of the People.
A community is coming together to help a church badly damaged by fire. The town of Pomfret and a school are lending a hand.
An 18-year-old New Haven man has been arrested in connection with a fatal weekend shooting in the city.