RPD: Illegally-possessed gun found discarded during foot chase

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Rochester police found a discarded, loaded handgun that was illegally possessed after a foot chase on Tuesday afternoon.

According to RPD, at around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, police were in the 400 block of Clifford Avenue searching for a man who was wanted in relation to a domestic incident.

Police say the male had assaulted the victim with both his fists and a broomstick. When police located the male, he immediately attempted to run from them.

After the short chase, police say the male was taken into custody. During the chase, the male discarded a loaded Davis Industries .32 caliber handgun which he was not legally able to possess, according to police.

30-year-old Patrick Hill was transported to Monroe County and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree (C Felony) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree (D Felony) for Tuesday’s incident. Hill is also charged with Assault in the 2nd Degree (D Felony) for his actions in the previous domestic assault.

Hill is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in Rochester City Court.