Stolen handguns, drugs found after suspects lead police on chase, BCSO says

BCSO: Suspects on the run after abandoning vehicle on city's North Side

By Adrian Garcia - Digital Journalist, Dillon Collier - Investigative Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - Authorities said two people who led deputies on a chase Friday night and abandoned their vehicle in a North Side neighborhood where stolen handguns and drugs were found are still at large.

An official with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said the chase began when a deputy with the Violent Crimes Task Force spotted a vehicle driving recklessly in the 1500 block of Austin Highway.

When the deputy tried the pull over the vehicle, the driver accelerated and took off, BCSO said.

The chase ended when the driver and passenger abandoned the vehicle in the 400 block of Brightwood Place and fled on foot down an alleyway.

BCSO deputies and troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety initiated a perimeter, requesting a K-9 unit and aerial support in an attempt to locate the suspects.

The suspects, however, were not found and are still on the run, officials said.

Officials said deputies recovered a backpack containing two loaded handguns, which were later found to be stolen. The backpack also contained "large plastic bags containing over a pound of a marijuana" and other drugs.

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