Larimer teen charged with multiple offenses following chase

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A Larimer teenager is being held in jail this morning on charges that he led officers on a chase and fired a shot into the ground Wednesday night.

Aaron Swan, 19, was arraigned early this morning on charges of escape, burglary, carrying a gun without a license and other crimes. He is being held in jail in lieu of $200,000 bail and did not have an attorney on file.

Officers were patrolling in the 100 block of North St. Clair Street about 5 p.m. when they spotted Swan, who went running "while holding what officers believed to be a firearm against his waist," Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

At one point during the chase, Swan tossed the gun, which was wrapped in a T-shirt, over a 10-foot fence, then scaled it himself and continued running, according to a criminal complaint.

Later in the chase, while forcing his way through a shrub, Swan "fell forward and fired one round from his pistol into the ground," according to the complaint. No one was injured, police said.

Swan ran into the Angelus Convalescent Center care home on Amber Street, where he was arrested after officers brought in K-9s, Ms. Toler said.


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