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Police: Man ditches 2-year-old child and runs from officers

The Fresno Police Department says a man ditched his 2-year-old child and ran away from police after officers found a gun on him. (Fresno P.D.)

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26 NEWS) -- The Fresno Police Department says a man ditched his 2-year-old child and ran away from police after officers found a gun on him.

Police say Dishan Washington was detained near Kings Canyon and Peach while officers were investigating a theft in the area.

Washington's 2-year-old child was with him when police detained him.

During a pat search, police found a gun on Washington's lower leg and that's when officers say he ran for it.

The child was unharmed and was later released to the mother.

Washington who is a self-admitted Crip gang member was later booked into the Fresno County Jail on several charges.

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