Man jailed after allegedly pointing gun at officer

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by KVUE News

kvue.com

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 9 at 4:58 PM

GEORGETOWN -- A man is in the Williamson County Jail Sunday after allegedly pointing a gun at a Georgetown police officer.

Police tell KVUE they received reports around 11 Saturday night that 38-year-old Howard Kirk was on his way to his ex-wife's house with a knife and a gun.

A police officer tried to pull him over before he got there, but Kirk ran. Police say when he did stop, he got out of his car and pointed a gun at officers.

Sergeant Philip Sanford fired, missing Kirk. He dropped his weapon, but officers had to use a stun gun to take him into custody.

Sergeant Sanford has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation. He has been a member of the department since November of 2006 and has been a sergeant since December 2012.

 

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