Saturday, May 23, 2015

Man accused of pointing gun at troopers is on the run

State police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who leveled a gun at troopers during a traffic stop Monday evening in Upland.

Man accused of pointing gun at troopers is on the run

Asmar Metts
Asmar Metts

State police are seeking the public's help in locating a man who leveled a gun at troopers during a traffic stop Monday evening in Upland.

Shortly before 7 p.m. on 22nd Street near Upland, state police tried to stop a car for traffic violations. Two blocks later, the car pulled over and police saw the driver of the car, Rasheem Metts, hand a gun to the passenger, his brother, Asmar Metts, according to a news release.

Asmar Metts, 20, then ran away from the traffic stop pointing the gun at troopers as he fled, police said. While he did not fire his gun, a state trooper did fire his. It's unknown whether Asmar Metts was hit because he has yet to be found.

As Asmar Metts fled, Rasheem Metts, 22, tried to drive away from the scene, but not before aiming his car at a trooper, who fired a bullet at the vehicle, according to a news release.

Rasheem Metts was not injured but was taken in to custody and charged with aggravated assault, fleeing and eluding and related offenses. He remains at the Delaware County Prison in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Asmar Metts, who is from Chester, is urged to call state police at 484-840-1000.

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