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Syracuse woman leads officers on chase, possessed loaded handgun

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A Syracuse woman led police officers on a chase and possessed a loaded handgun, according to Syracuse Police.

Officers say they saw a driver run a red light around 2:53 a.m. on Saturday morning at the intersection of Cortland Avenue and Midland Avenue. When officers pulled the car over, the driver identified herself as 26-year-old Jazzmin Elmore.

When officials asked her to step out of the car, Elmore sped away leading police on a chase.

According to officials, Elmore crashed her vehicle at the intersection of South State Street and Brighton Avenue. She then exited the vehicle and took off on foot.

Police chased Elmore on foot and were able to take her into custody. Police say she fought with officers as they placed her in handcuffs.

Officials found a loaded H&R Model R73 .32 caliber revolver with five rounds of ammunition, and a Glock Model 17 nine-millimeter semi-automatic handgun at the scene of the crash.

Elmore was charged with:

  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree
  • Criminal possession of a firearm
  • Resisting arrest
  • Failure to comply
  • Various vehicle and traffic law infractions

Police say Elmore was sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center until her arraignment.

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