Teen tased by police after jumping out window to evade arrest

A report of a man with a gun leads to a teenage suspect jumping from a third floor window and being tased by police after a chase.

Syracuse Police say they responded to a report of a man with gun in the area of Butternut Street and South Alvord Street around 12:05 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Jonathan Daniels, was riding on the front handle bars of a blue bicycle and appeared to be holding an object in his waistband.

Police say they pulled up alongside Daniels and the other man on the bike and notified them that they were riding on the wrong side of the street.

As the officer began to exit the patrol car, Daniels jumped from the bike and ran south on Butternut Street holding his front waist band area, further suggesting to police that he was possibly carrying a firearm.

Police say several officers chased Daniels as he ran south on Butternut Street and west into an alleyway at 1015 Butternut Street toward the backyards. They say Daniels attempted to jump over a fence but could not, so he turned north and ran back around toward Butternut Street heading east.

Daniels then ran into an apartment building at 1015 Butternut Street where he jumped out a third floor window. Police say officers again ordered him to stop but Daniels immediately got up and began running.

An officer then deployed a taser, striking Daniels in the right leg and causing him to drop to the ground. Daniels attempted to get back up and run, but police grabbed his arms and placed him under arrest.

Officers located a loaded a Colt 22 caliber handgun that was tossed by Daniels near 1011 Butternut Street.

Daniels was also found to be in possession of crack cocaine.

Daniels was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and ticketed for too many riders on a bicycle. He was booked in the Onondaga County Justice center pending arraignment in Syracuse City court.

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