Brick man who pointed a gun at Asbury Park Police Officer remains on the run
A Brick man is facing charges for allegedly pointing a gun at a police officer in Asbury Park during an investigative traffic stop conducted by members of the Asbury Park Police Department's Street Crimes Unit Wednesday around 5:44 pm on Mattison Avenue.
Aamir Morris, 20, got out of the car during the investigation, retrieved and then pointed the firearm at the officer closest to him.
After a brief struggle, he was disarmed and the weapon was knocked to the ground but Morris then took off on foot and remains on the run.
Asbury Park Police say complaints are signed on Morris for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Prohibited Weapons (body armor penetrating ammunition, large capacity magazine), Aggravated Assault (on the officer he aimed the weapon at) and Resisting Arrest.
The weapon police recovered from the scene is a Black Masterpiece Arms model M-11 9 millimeter pistol with a prohibited large capacity magazine.
Loaded within the magazine were 13 Luger hollow point rounds.
Anyone who is familiar with and may know the whereabouts of Aamir Morris is asked to contact the Asbury Park Police at (732)774-1300.
Morris is considered to be armed and dangerous.
There were three others in the car who were arrested, Imirrah Bouie, 20, of Asbury Park, Nailah Hines, 19, of Neptune City and Cameren Cowart, 20, of Neptune and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Prohibited Weapons (specific rounds, large capacity magazine).
"The officers involved in these arrests showed great bravery and professionalism removing these armed and dangerous persons from the streets of Asbury Park. It is truly a great honor and privilege to work with officers of this quality," Chief David Kelso said. "They displayed determination and courage and put their own lives at risk to ensure the safety of the residents of the City of Asbury Park and the surrounding community."
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