NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Eugene J. Staniszewski
At approximately 3:30 p.m., the State Police attempted to stop a motor vehicle for a traffic infraction on Joseph Avenue in the city of Rochester when the operator attempted to flee.
The vehicle they were driving ran out of gas on Mazda Terrace and the 2 occupants fled on foot. During the foot chase, the passenger threw a loaded handgun that was retrieved by police before being taken into custody. Both occupants ( ages 15).
The operator was charged with Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree.
The passenger was charged with 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle.
They were given appearance tickets returnable to city of Rochester Youth Court.