ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Two men were arrested Saturday morning after one brandished a handgun at a police officer during a traffic stop in St. Paul, according to police.

The incident happened just before 9 a.m. on the 800 block of Arkwright Street. Officers stopped the vehicle after it matched the description of a car involved in a recent report of shots fired. When the officer stopped the vehicle, the suspect brandished the handgun and ignored the officer’s demands to drop the gun.

That prompted the officer to fire his weapon, but neither suspect was hit. Neither the officer or the two men were injured in the incident, according to police.

The two suspects were identified as 29-year-old Aaron Lee Gant of Minneapolis and 38-year-old Gregory Allen Paul of St. Paul. Gant is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault and illegal possession of a firearm. Paul is being held on an unrelated warrant.

paul gregory 2 Arrested After Officer Involved Shooting In St. Paul

(credit: Ramsey County Jail)

The officer involved in the incident, who has not yet been named, will be place on three-day administrative leave, which is a standard procedure. The incident is still under investigation.

Comments (13)
  1. X-Puffer says:

    Extreme intelligence at work.

  2. JS says:

    So? There are no penalties for this, so who cares? I think I’ll go brandish a gun at some cops. Then I think I’ll attack people at the park. One thing I will not do is hack into a computer, embezzle money, defraud investors… You go away forever and ever for that stuff. Make someone’s life a living hell, bash in heads… but you do not mess with the man’s money.

  3. Rocky says:

    to bad the cop missed, Yea, if ya look at a picture of a nude 12 year old in the bath tub ya get 20 years in the slammer. pull a gun on a cop and ya get a week, if anything. that is if he decides not to blow your brains out……

  4. Pate says:

    Nice mug shots.The first guy appears to be telling somebody off,and the other guy looks beyond drunk or stoned,

  5. Serpico says:

    “That prompted the officer to fire his weapon, but neither suspect was hit. ”

    You shouldn’t fire your weapon unless you are sure of hitting your target. It sounds like the cop panicked badly.

    1. Whatever, idion says:

      See how straight you shoot when someone jumps out of a car and brandishes a gun. Cops nearly always have a tactical disadvantage. Action is faster than reaction. There are always morons who say cops should never fire at anyone who doesn’t have a gun. Then there are a few who are even dumber…they think cops shouldn’t shoot until they’ve been shot at. Real smart.

  6. Bullseye not Bulls*** says:

    His three days of administrative leave should include some shooting lessons and target practice.

    1. Armchair quarterback says:

      Please. You try shooting at a moving suspect while also trying to take cover as they’re pointing their gun at you. You’d probably be cleaning out your underwear and crying for your momma. It’s easy to hit a stationary target in a controlled environment. It’s easy to hit a deer in the woods. Trying shooting people to save your own life. I bet he would have gotten him on the second shot.

  7. Kevin says:

    Aint diversity grand?

  8. Richard Head says:

    Kevin, that’s why we pay taxes!

  9. KegHead says:

    St. Louis drug store cowboys.

  10. Hugh Jorgan says:

    Looks like that black man might just possibly be able to wrap his lips around my hugh jorgan.

  11. Hugh Jorgan says:

    Looks like that bl@ck man might just possibly be able to wrap his lips around my hugh jorgan.

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