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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A St. Louis man is facing charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers and attempted to flee from police during a traffic stop.
On July 8, police officers pulled over Wayne Samuels, 29, of the 7300 block of Tulane Avenue, because he was driving a vehicle that matched the description of one that was reported stolen. When officers approached the vehicle in the 3900 block of Russell Avenue they requested Samuels to step out of the car.
While the officer was conducting a pat down for safety reasons, Samuels turned towards the officer and grabbed his arms, according to police. The officer then attempted to gain control of the situation by grabbing the suspect’s arms, which he fought against. When the officer was able to push himself away from Samuels, the suspect pulled a weapon out of his waistband and pointed it at the two responding officers, police said.
While pointing the weapon at the officers, Samuels reportedly “made a statement to the effect of, ‘you all have been killing too many of us,’” read court documents.
Following the interaction with the officers, the suspect ran up to an occupied vehicle, pointed a gun at the driver and demanded the driver out of the vehicle, at which time the driver of the vehicle sped away. Then, Samuels reportedly ran from the area on foot.
The officers chased Samuels and were able to detain him when he returned to his vehicle.
An investigation revealed the vehicle Samuels was driving was not the same one that was reported stolen, police said.
Samuels was charged with three counts of armed criminal action, one count of first-degree attempted robbery, two counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of resisting arrest.
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