Oakdale Police are searching for a man who tossed a stolen gun out of his speeding car while leading officers on a pursuit on Aug. 29, just before midnight.
Police have identified the man as 45-year-old Richard Allen Sherrill of Oakdale.
According to police reports, officers tried to stop the speeding silver Ford Edge in the area of East B Street and Yosemite Avenue.
Instead of stopping, Sherrill sped off and officers initiated a pursuit, during which time, Sherrill threw a loaded .22 caliber pistol out the window. The gun was later determined to be reported stolen out of Modesto.
Due to public safety concerns, police cancelled the pursuit.
Anyone with information as to Sherrill’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Oakdale Police Department at (209) 847-2231.