PITTSBURGH - Police say a man fleeing police in Pittsburgh died after jumping into the Allegheny River to evade capture.
Authorities did not immediately release the name of the man who fled officers in a stolen car Wednesday night, sparking a pursuit through downtown Pittsburgh.
Investigators say the man drove the wrong way on one street before crashing into another car then jumping over a wall and dropping a gun before jumping into the river. Rescue divers pulled the man from the water but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police say they were pursuing the man's car because it had been taken in a carjacking on Monday.
Two other men were in the fleeing car. Police say they're trying to determine if those men were involved in the carjacking.