F riday afternoon Amarillo Police Department COPPS officers were trying to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near Interstate 40 and Nelson.
According to APD, a short chase happened when the vehicle refused to stop. Officers observed the driver throw something out of a window of the vehicle near Tee Anchor Boulevard and Quarter Horse. After further investigation police learned that the suspect had thrown a semi-automatic pistol.
The chase ended and officers later found the vehicle abandoned in the parking lot of the Quality Inn in the 1500 block of east Interstate 40. Police located and identified 22-year-old Franciso Javier Cisneros as the driver of the vehicle.
Cisneros was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm, evading arrest in a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana.