Carjacking Suspect Grabs Deputy’s Gun, Tries to Shoot Him

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HANFORD (AP) — Kings County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man accused of carjacking and attempted murder of a deputy in Central California.

The Fresno Bee reports Angel Antonio Montes was booked into the Kings County Jail after he was taken into custody Tuesday following a struggle with two deputies, one of whom briefly lost control of his handgun to the suspect.

Sheriff’s spokesman Dave Putnam says deputies were investigating a carjacking when they spotted a man matching the suspect’s description. During a struggle with a deputy, the suspect was able to momentarily gain control of his handgun and tried to fire at the deputy, before the deputy regained control of the weapon.

Montes was subdued after a second deputy arrived. A stolen truck was found nearby.

Putnam says Montes was later identified by the carjacking victim.