Man arrested, accused of pointing gun at 2 Coral Gables Police officers outside convenience store – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
CORAL GABLE, FLA. (WSVN) – A surveillance video showed a person pointing a gun at two Coral Gables police officers as they sat at a desk at the entrance to 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 confirmed that an officer was watching the gun before standing and removing the gun from its holster when the officer across the street joined him.
Officials said they tried to arrest Manning DeJuan Coney Jr., 23, but he resisted.
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The police stated that there was no bullet in the chamber, but the gun had a black journal with 5 rounds in it.
Kayson Davis, a recent graduate from the University of Miami, said officials effectively handled the scenario.
“With everything that was going on, it could have been a lot worse,” he said. “I’m surprised anyone would try that at all.”
Officials said Coney Jr. is not licensed to hold a firearm. He’s released from prison.
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