Man tried to load a gun as he ran from El Paso Police officers

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An El Paso man tried to “rack a round” into a handgun as he ran away from officers on Wednesday.

Deshaun Montrill Williams, 38, was wanted on warrants for unlawful carrying of a gun and possession a controlled substance. Police located him at about 8:55 a.m. on March 27 at a Howdy’s parking lot at McCombs and U.S. 54, police said in a news release. 

As Gang unit and SWAT team officers approached him, he ran away carrying a handgun, police said.

He “ran a short distance across McCombs attempting to rack a round into a weapon,” police said. 

Williams dropped the gun, which was recovered by police, and was caught by police. The gun was identified as a Taurus 9 mm.

Police booked Williams on unlawful possession of a firearm, evading arrest, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana charges, in addition to his two warrants. Williams bonds total to $118,000, police said.

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