Police: Suspect throws gun in river, surrenders to Kettering officers

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UPDATE @ 3:25 p.m.

A man is in custody after he allegedly struck a Kettering police cruiser during a pursuit and discarded a handgun into the river before surrendering.

The suspect was wanted on warrants and driving a blue Chevrolet car without permission; he sped away and struck a Kettering police cruiser as officers were waiting for him at an apartment complex at Sacramento Avenue and South Dixie Drive, according to Kettering police spokesman John Jung.

The pursuit ended in the area of Carrilon Park on Patterson Boulevard. The suspect driver bailed from the car and ran toward the river, where he threw a gun into the water.

Jung said the suspect surrendered to officers after throwing the gun into the river.

Police were not able to find the firearm in the high, muddy Great Miami River.

EARLIER

Police are searching the Great Miami River near Carrilon Park after someone threw a gun into the water while running from Kettering police.

The person who threw the gun was on the run after striking a police cruiser, according to initial reports into the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

We’re working to learn more and will update this story.

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