Despite being handcuffed, a man pointed a gun at a Kansas City police officer before the officer tackled and disarmed him, according to court documents.
And because he is a convicted felon, 35-year-old Courtney Johnson is now facing a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to an affidavit filed Monday in federal court, the incident occurred early Saturday outside a Wal-Mart in the 8500 block of North Boardwalk Avenue when officers spotted a truck with a stolen license tag.
Police were talking to Johnson about the truck when one officer noticed a large knife in his pocket. When Johnson reached into the pocket, the officer grabbed his wrist, according to the documents.
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An officer then handcuffed Johnson behind his back.
Johnson allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it an officer before he was tackled and disarmed.
The weapon, a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun, was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber, according to the documents.
Johnson has a prior felony conviction for attempted robbery, according to court records and cannot legally possess a firearm.