This handgun was seized from a suspect who was on parole following a foot pursuit in San Bernardino.  (Contributed photo by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

A 24-year-old man from San Bernardino was arrested for allegedly being a felon in possession of a handgun, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

On Oct. 19, investigators from the San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Task Force conducted an investigation related to a 17-year-old victim of human trafficking rescued the day before.

While in the 600 block of W. 5th Street in San Bernardino, investigators recognized a male suspect seen with the victim the day prior, walking through the parking lot of a local motel. Investigators attempted to contact the suspect, but he immediately became combative and fled on foot. The suspect led investigators on a foot pursuit that ended near the intersection of 4th Street and E Street, where he was taken into custody.

During the foot pursuit, the suspect, identified as Keshawn Howard, allegedly removed a handgun from his person and discarded it near a public walkway. Investigators recovered the handgun and determined it was a 9mm "ghost gun" with a fully loaded high-capacity magazine.

Investigators also determined Howard was on active state parole for felony violations related to theft.  He was transported to the Central Detention Center for processing and booking.

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