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Man showing gun to kids leads to police shooting

Posted: 2:37 PM, Jun 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-22 14:37:53-04
Man showing gun to kids leads to police shooting

A call reporting that a man was showing kids a gun ended in a police-involved shooting on Thursday night. 

Around 8:30 p.m., a person called 911 saying that a man was showing a group of kids a gun while he was sitting in his car in the 8100 block of Meade Village Road. Police went to investigate and saw the man sitting in the car described by the 911 caller. 

Two officers approached the man and told him to exit the car with his hands up, but he refused. The man then began reaching into the center console of the car, so an officer tased him. The Taser had no effect on the man, and he continued to refuse to put his hands up. 

The man then reached toward his center console again and towards his waistband, so the other officer shot at him two times. The man ran away into a nearby residence and was arrested by police. 

Per department policy, the man was taken to the hospital because of being tased. He was uninjured and was not hit by the officer's shots. The officer who fired the shots is a 6-year veteran of the force and has been placed on administrative leave. 

Detectives continue to investigate this incident and charges have not been filed at this time.