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� 1 Joseph Gray appeals from the judgment of sentence entered following his conviction on several firearms and drug charges. Gray challenges the trial court’s order denying his request that certain evidence be suppressed at trial. After study, we conclude that the trial court erred in refusing to suppress evidence obtained following the arresting officer’s unlawful pursuit of Gray. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of sentence and the order denying the suppression of certain evidence and remand for further proceedings consistent with this Opinion.

� 2 The underlying facts in this case arise from a dispatch instructing Officers Timothy Jacobs and Sean Mrochko of the West Hazelton Police Department to investigate a report of a Black male wearing a red shirt allegedly brandishing a gun. The report came from an individual at the local fire department. Initially, the officers contacted the fire department to obtain more information regarding the report. The informant told the police that someone had come to the firehouse and reported the presence of a man brandishing a firearm. The informant also gave the police a description and location of the suspect as it was relayed to him. The police then drove to the reported location, looked through an apartment window, and saw Gray wearing a red shirt, sitting at a table with a gun in front of him. The police then knocked and identified themselves. Upon seeing Gray walk towards the door, with the butt of the gun now hanging from his right pocket, Officer Jacobs produced his sidearm, pointed it at the door and directed Gray to open the door with his hands up. Gray responded by retreating to the rear of the building. The police broke through the door and subsequently apprehended Gray. In addition to the gun, the police discovered cocaine and marijuana on the kitchen table. The Commonwealth charged Gray with Person not to Possess Firearms, Firearm not to be Carried without a License, Possession of a Firearm with Altered Manufacturer’s Number, Possession with Intent to Deliver Controlled Substances, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. See 18 Pa.C.S. �� 6105, 6106(a)(1), 6110.2(a), 35 P.S. � 780-113(30), (31), (16) (respectively). Following a bench trial, the trial court found Gray guilty of all charges with the exception of the Firearm not to be Carried without a License and Possession of a Firearm with

Altered Manufacturer’s Number charges. The trial court subsequently sentenced Gray to an aggregate term of five to twelve years’ incarceration. Gray then filed this appeal.

 
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