Man fires gun whereas driving over Hamilton Avenue Bridge, police say

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Gunshots rang out from a automobile in Allentown early Friday, police say.

Officers on patrol noticed gunfire coming from a automobile driving over the Hamilton Avenue Bridge round 2:20 a.m., police mentioned in a information launch.

Police tried to cease the automobile close to S. Carlisle and E. Hamilton streets, however the driver took off, sparking a quick police chase.

The automobile stopped and the driving force ran away by means of close by yards, dropping a handgun as he went, police mentioned.

Officers gave chase and the person was taken into custody and the loaded gun was recovered, police mentioned. Investigators discovered shell casings on the bridge, and fentanyl and marijuana within the automobile.

Joseph Castro, 24, is going through a slew of expenses, together with carrying a firearm with no license, fleeing police, reckless endangerment, drug offenses and automobile violations. He was not allowed to have a gun as a consequence of prior convictions, police mentioned.

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