Just before 12 a.m. Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers assigned to the Northview Heights Public Safety Center were on patrol in the 700 block of Mount Pleasant Road when they observed a known warrant suspect.
Officers noted that the male suspect was wanted for a parole violation related to firearms possession.
Police exited their vehicles and attempted to place the suspect under arrest, but he fled towards Penfort Street. Officers began pursuing him on foot.
In the 300 block of Penfort, officers observed the suspect pull a firearm from his waistband and throw it into a sewer grate.
They were able pull him to the ground at that location where he continued to violently resist arrest before eventually complying.
The suspect was placed under arrest and was also transported to the hospital for treatment for asthma.
Jacque David, 27, was arrested and charged with firearms violations, escape, and flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment.
The arrest clears two arrest warrants against David, one with the City of Pittsburgh and one with the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire assisted with retrieving the discarded firearm from the sewer.