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Police chase leads to arrest and loaded gun

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.

(We apologize for an audio issue in this piece)

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