connectVideoSacramento police release video of epic struggle over the gun between the officer and the suspect
Agents names Artavious Coleman, 33, in custody, after he gave up the fight over his weapon. His gun is found to have multiple rounds in the magazine.
A California man threatened to shoot a police officer “right now” as the two men desperately struggled for control of a gun during a violent altercation on Sunday was captured on the cop’s bodycam, police officials said.
The Sacramento Police Department says in a press release that Artavious Coleman, 33, was arrested after “fight”, which happened around 2 pm, and Sunday was captured by a bodycam.
Officers had originally tried to pull over Coleman for driving a vehicle that had an expired registration, but the 33-year-old at first didn’t want to stop and then, when he did, Coleman out of the car and tried to run, authorities said.
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After a foot chase, an officer tackled Coleman, who was “combative, resistive, and tried to walk away,” police said.
Coleman got to his feet on a point, in which the officer warn Coleman that he was going to be “tased.”
Artavious Coleman, 33, was arrested early Sunday after the violent incident.
(Sacramento Police Department)
“At this point, the officer heard a click is heard and the suspect stated that he was going to “shoot” the officer,” police said.
In the video released by the department, the man identified as Coleman can be heard, saying: “I’m about to shoot your a–. I’m going to shoot you now.”
After the officer deployed a conducted energy device, Coleman fell to the ground. As the agent began trying to keep Coleman, he said that he felt a gun in his hand.
“At that time, the officer realized that the click-sound, that he had just heard was the sound of the trigger of a gun drawn by the suspect who had also said that he was going to ‘shoot’ of the officer,” police said.
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A second, “battle”, and then followed the officer pinned Coleman’s hand and the gun on the ground to prevent him from firing the gun. The officer’s bodycam fell during the fight, but continued to record.
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“During the struggle for the gun, the suspect bit the officer on the wrist that was the curb of the firearm,” police said. “This violent struggle, including the struggle over the suspect’s gun, took about a minute and a half until additional officers arrived.”
Coleman was taken into custody, where a record check found a felony arrest warrant from another state for the failure to register as a sex offender.
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The firearm recovered at the scene was a Lorcin Model L380 .380 caliber pistol, several rounds in the magazine, and no one in the room, police said.
The weapon found on Artavious Coleman after a fierce battle with the police on Sunday.
(Sacramento Police Department)
Coleman was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a peace officer, felony resisting arrest, possession of a firearm by a felon and a convicted person having a concealed firearm, FOX40 reported. The officer involved in the altercation suffered minor injuries, police said.