A police officer nearly got shot by a man wielding a .38 gun but managed to stop him by jamming his finger to prevent him from firing. The NYPD says that Sgt. Michael Miller and Officer William Reddin checked out a livery cab that had been speeding on Quincy Street in Brooklyn yesterday around 4 a.m. The Post reports, "When the cops walked up and displayed shields, they noticed a passenger, Eugene Graves, acting suspiciously. Miller, a 13-year veteran of the NYPD, reached toward a bulge at Graves’ waist and felt a gun beneath his clothes."
Miller asked Graves to put his hands behind his head, but Graves "violently" struggled and then pulled out the gun and pressed it against Miller's stomach. According to WCBS 2, "As the suspect tried to shoot, the cop grabbed hold of the gun and jammed his right ring finger between the hammer and cylinder of the gun, keeping it from firing."
Graves was arrested for attempted murder of a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance and other charges. Miller was treated for a broken finger.