Police: Teen charged with littering after tossing gun out window

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police arrested a teenager and charged him with littering after they say he threw a handgun from a car while officers were chasing him.

This happened Thursday night in North Nashville.

According to an arrest affidavit, Metro police tried to stop a car near 28th Avenue North and Buchanan Street but the driver refused to stop. Metro police’s helicopter was called in to follow the car and reported seeing a handgun being thrown from it.

Police say the driver eventually stopped and two people got out, including Donald McGill, 18, and a juvenile.

Officers chased McGill and after catching him, say he admitted to being in the car and to throwing the gun from the window. 

Officers were able to find the gun near I-65 and Old Hickory Boulevard. 

When officers searched McGill, they reported finding a marijuana blunt in his pocket. 

He’s charged with littering, evading arrest and a gun and drug offense.

The affidavit does not specify if the juvenile in the car was also arrested. 

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