Man grabs officer’s handgun while resisting arrest, police say

Man grabs officer’s handgun while resisting arrest, police say
Darius Slaughter is accused of grabbing an officer's handgun while resisting arrest. (Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars after he allegedly grabbed a Memphis Police Officer’s handgun while he resisted arrest.

Late Sunday night, officer’s were called to the 1800 block of Benning St. for a domestic assault, police said.

The victim told police her daughter’s father, Darius Slaughter, 36, forced his way into her home without permission, according to police.

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After Slaughter made his way into the home, he punched the victim in the face and body and pulled her hair.

When police arrived, Slaughter then ran from police. Two officers gave him verbal commands to stop, then he led the officers on a foot chase, the affidavit.

The officers caught the suspect but he resisted arrest, refused to put his hands behind his back and at one point grabbed one officer’s handgun before being forced into custody, according to the affidavit.

Slaughter is charged with domestic assault, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary. evading arrest and resisting arrest.

He is due in court Tuesday.