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RPD: 2 officers injured wrestling gun away from suspect

July 25, 2019 12:45 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) —The man accused of injuring two officers who were wrestling a gun away from him, pleaded not guilty to a slew of charges Thursday morning.

Two officers were called to Weyl Street around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after neighbors saw a man with a gun. The officers walked up to the group that had prompted the complaints and asked them for ID. 

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According to court paperwork, 26-year-old Treiquan Hawkins, a convicted felon, then pulled out a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, which was loaded with 8 rounds of ammunition. Officers wrestled with Hawkins over the gun before taking possession of it.  The other members of the group ran away after initially trying to stop the officers from arresting Hawkins.

After the arrest, officers checked a vacant property where the group was hanging out. Officers found a large amount of marijuana that was ready for sale, cash, and ammo.

Police say neither the suspect or officers fired a gun during the fight.

"It is because of the outstanding work by the officers involved in this incident, no shots were able to be fired by the suspect and they were able to subdue him without the use of deadly force," Captain Frank Umbrino said.

The officers were treated at the hospital for hand and arm injuries. Hawkins was taken to the hospital for evaluation. All three have been released from the hospital.

Hawkins pleaded not guilty to two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of menacing a police officer, two counts of assault, resisting arrest, and obstructing governmental administration. 

He was previously convicted of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in 2013. 

Hawkins will remain behind bars with bail set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. He's due back in court Friday at 10:30 a.m. to be assigned a public defender.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely. 

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