Man arrested, accused of pointing guns at 2 Coral Gables police officers in front of the supermarket – WSVN 7News | Miami Information, Climate, Sports
CORAL GABLE, FLA. (WSVN) – A surveillance video showed a man pointing a gun at two Coral Gables police officers as they sat at a table outside a grocery store.
The video captured the incident just after 3 a.m. last Tuesday.
According to the arrest report, “while the defendant was still seated next to the officers, waved a 9mm SCCY gun and placed it carelessly on the table, pointing the gun directly at us where we were sitting.”
Minutes later, the video showed that an officer had noticed the gun before standing up and removing the gun from its holster when the other officer joined him.
Officials said they tried to arrest Manning DeJuan Coney Jr., 23, but he resisted.
The arrest affidavit read, “At this point, I used my electronic control device (taser) to gain control of the subject. The taser was run three times on the defendant before he followed up. “
Police said there was no cartridge in the chamber, but the gun contained a black magazine with five cartridges.
Kayson Davis, a recent University of Miami graduate, said officials handled the situation well.
“With everything that happened, it could have been a lot worse,” he said. “I’m surprised anyone would try that at all. That’s crazy.”
Officials said Coney Jr. is not licensed to carry a firearm. He’s released from prison.
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