Albany police say man tossed loaded handgun onto elementary school property

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Albany police are releasing new information about a 19-year-old man they say ditched a handgun at a local elementary school while running from police.

Detectives say it happened Thursday, as they tried to question Marshall Gause near Robin Street and Sheridan Avenue.

Gause attempted to flee. Detectives chased him onto the property of Sheridan Avenue Preparatory School. That’s when police say Gause dropped a loaded gun on the ground. He was taken into custody shortly after.

Police say they recovered the gun along with crack cocaine.

Gause is now facing drug and gun possession charges. He was arraigned Friday morning.