Two brothers are behind bars after jumping an Atlanta police officer last weekend and stealing his gun, authorities said.
Isaac McPherson, 44, and Quentin McPherson, 46, face a host of charges for allegedly taking the officer’s weapon as he broke up a fight outside a southwest Atlanta gas station.
The officer responded to a 911 call at a Chevron near Campbellton and County Line roads and saw a man fighting with a store clerk outside, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said.
“The officer attempted to take the male into custody when he was jumped from behind by a second suspect,” he said. “During the altercation, the two suspects managed to get away with the officer’s gun.”
Police initially reported that the officer’s radio was also taken during the fight, but it was later recovered nearby.
Isaac McPherson was arrested on Monday while Quentin McPherson was apprehended Thursday, Daugherty said.
Both men are charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, robbery, removal of a weapon from a public official, battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, records show.
They remain held at the Fulton County Jail without bond.
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