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Witness disputes police account of suspect pointing loaded gun at officer

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By Adam McDonald By Adam McDonald

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- A witness is disputing the account of officers who say a suspect a pointed a loaded gun at them. 

On Friday, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told News 4 that 21-year-old Gregory Mills pointed a handgun at one of his officers during a traffic stop. Dotson said there was also a loaded assault rifle next to his infant child.

Mills' neighbor said he saw Mills get stopped by police. A male officer went to the driver side and a female officer went to the passenger door. The witness says he could not see what was happening inside the car, but says for about a minute and a half, police yelled at Mills to get out of the car. When Mills got out, the witness said the gun was on his waste.

Mills allegedly told officers he had a gun in his waistband and the officer pulled it out and threw it to the ground.

The witness claims Mills repeated, "I know my rights and this isn't right" as he resisted with the male officer. Mills was tazed and put into handcuffs. That's when his girlfriend ran out to talk to the officers about what happened.

The witness believes police made the story up because Mills knew his rights.

No clear answer has been given by police if dash cam video exists. Mills does have a valid concealed carry permit and both of the guns in the car were his. The family says the AR-15 rifle was not loaded and in a duffle bag outside the reach of the toddler. 

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