At January 7, 2018 at 2:56 PM, Harrisburg Police stopped a silver Kia Sodona on Brookwood Street at Fillmore Street. As the officer approached the vehicle on foot, the driver placed the vehicle in drive and drove away at a high rate of speed. The officer lost sight of the vehicle and discontinued the traffic stop.
At 3:01 PM, County dispatch advised of a vehicle accident that occurred on S 19th & Greenwood Street and that the driver of the striking vehicle fled from the scene. Upon arrival, officers learned that the striking involved was the same vehicle that fled from the traffic stop earlier.
Through the course of the investigation the driver of the striking vehicle was identified as Efrain Correa-Lopez. Witnesses state that Correa-Lopez threw a loaded firearm out of the vehicle on the 2100 block of Greenwood Street. Correa-Lopez then travelled west on Greenwood where he failed to stop at a stop sign on S 19th Street striking a moving vehicle.
Officers went back to Greenwood Street and recovered the firearm as well as the following items from the scene: 500 baggies of heroin with a street value of $5,000, 18 grams of marijuana with a street value of $180, $466 in cash, a handgun magazine with 9 rounds of ammunition, and a Glock 9mm handgun with a full 30 round extended magazine.
Correa-Lopez is known to have additional firearms and is to be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding this incident or Correa-Lopez location is asked to contact the Harrisburg Police or submit the information through the Crime Watch Portal at https://dauphin.crimewatchpa.com/hbgpd/3271/warrants/correa-lopez-efrain-person-not-possess-firearm-and-14-additional-charges