Two officers were called to Weyl Street around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when neighbors saw a man with a gun. The officers walked up to the group that had caused the complaints and asked them for ID. One of the men pulled out a handgun and a struggle ensued.
Police have identified the man who is accused of hurting two officers who were wrestling a gun away from him.
Police say 26-year-old Treiquan Hawkins will be arraigned Thursday morning on a slew of charges including criminal possession of a weapon, menacing of a police officer, assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest.
Two officers were called to Weyl Street around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when neighbors saw a man with a gun. The officers walked up to the group that had caused the complaints and asked them for ID.
Police say Hawkins then pulled out a handgun. Officers wrestled with Hawkins over the gun and were able to take possession of the weapon. Officers say the other members of the group ran away after initially trying to stop the officers from arresting Hawkins.
After the arrest, officers checked a vacant property where the group was hanging out. Inside, officers found a large amount of marijuana that was ready for sale, cash, and ammo.
The officers were treated at the hospital for hand and arm injuries. Hawkins was taken to the hospital for evaluation but police say he was not injured. All three have been released from the hospital.
Police say neither the suspect or officers fired a gun during the fight.
"It is because of the outstanding work by the officers involved in this incident no shots were able to be fired by the suspect and they were able to subdue him without the use of deadly force," Captain Frank Umbrino said.
Hawkins will be arraigned in Rochester City Court at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely.