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Man arrested after allegedly trying to shoot officers

August 21, 2019

FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a shoplifting suspect pulled a gun and tried to shoot police in Northern California but the gun jammed.

KCRA-TV says 29-year-old Jason Knapp was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a violent struggle with three Folsom police officers and a store employee. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.

Police say they went to a business at around 1 p.m. to help employees deal with a shoplifting suspect who immediately got into a struggle with officers.

Police say he pulled a gun, pointed it at officers and pulled the trigger but it jammed.

He was finally shot with a stun gun, disarmed and arrested.

Police say Knapp and three officers were treated for minor injuries.

Police also say they found two guns and a half-pound of cocaine in his car.

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