Santa Barbara Police have arrested a man who ran from officers and reportedly tossed a loaded handgun towards a west beach business.
Officers made contact with a man, later identified as Edmond Sorrel from Ventura, while he was in front of a Montecito Street convenience store.
Sorrel approved a search but police say in moments he took off running.
Officers were behind Sorrell when they say he threw a hand gun towards a nearby business.
Sorrell was tackled in the back of a produce company near the railroad tracks. He was handcuffed and taken in.
He is expected to face charges of possession of a concealed loaded handgun and a probation violation.
The weapon was a 22 caliber gun. It was found by investigating officers and taken in as evidence.
It’s unknown if Sorrell is connected to any local crimes, or why he had the loaded gun.
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