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Brockton man accused of leading police on chase

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BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) - A Brockton man is accused of gunning for trouble after leading police on a short chase Friday afternoon.

State Police say the suspect, identified as Luis Garcia, 22, of Brockton, was speeding and refused to stop for officers when he crashed his car in the front yard of a home on Hillberg Avenue. He then allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area.

Officials said that Garcia tossed a Calico M-100 P .22 caliber rifle as officers ran after him.

Garcia was later arrested, examined at Brockton Hospital and was released into State Police custody. He has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a large capacity feeding device, possession of ammunition, failure to stop for police, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Neighbors who witnessed the incident said it was scary.

"He opened a gun, he ran all the way to my neighbor's house, with a gun on his hands," said Mai Alvarenga. "I was totally shocked."

No injuries were reported.

"I realize how lucky we were, you know, that the guy, the gentleman didn't hurt nobody," said Jose Alvarenga.
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