Seattle police recover ghost gun after felony arrest

SEATTLE — Seattle police recovered a ghost gun on Sunday evening after arresting a felon and recovering a stolen car, according to Seattle police.

Ghost guns have no serial number and are assembled from individually purchased parts, making them difficult to track and regulate.

Around 6 p.m. on Sunday, an officer saw a man walking away from a stolen Honda Civic that was parked near the 7000 block of East Marginal Way South.

When the man returned to the car, the officer pulled his patrol car behind the man, who got out of the Honda and ran off.

Officers chased after him and arrested him a few blocks away.

A loaded AR-15 style rifle was found inside the car and after closer inspection discovered it was a ghost gun.

The arrested man is a convicted felon and his prohibited from possessing firearms.

The 40-year-old man was booked into King County jail on investigation of auto theft and firearm charges.