Man arrested after allegedly pulling gun on officer during chase

Man arrested after allegedly pulling gun on officer

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man accused of armed robbery was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly pulling a gun on a pursuing officer during a foot chase.

An officer with the Baton Rouge Police responded to an armed robbery call at about 2 a.m. in the 5000 block of Jefferson Avenue. A BRPD Probable Cause report says that the responding officer approached the suspect, 24-year-old Derrick Hills, who began to walk away. When the officer asked him to walk towards the police car, the suspect allegedly began to run.

BRPD officials say as the officer gave chase, Hills allegedly pulled out what was described as a large, black semi-auto handgun. The officer was forced to back away from the chase, but saw the suspect hide behind a truck in a nearby driveway.

Authorities say backup was called, and a K-9 unit was dispatched to find Hills. The police dog was able to locate Hills and, with the help of other officers, subdue the suspect.

Authorities found a stolen black, semi-auto handgun laying in the yard of a nearby library that Hills allegedly ran to.

Hills was arrested and charged with armed robbery, resisting an officer, illegal carrying of a concealed weapon, aggravated assault on an officer with a firearm, battery of an officer, resisting an officer with violence, attempted injury of a police animal, possession of a stolen firearm by a convicted felon, and on an EBRSO purse snatching charge.

Hills' bond was set at $75,000.

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