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ALLEGEDLY PULLS GUN ON COP

Taken Down By K9

3/3/2014 1:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A star high school running back -- who reportedly committed to the University of South Florida -- was arrested Sunday after allegedly pulling a gun on a police officer ... all thanks to a brave police dog. 

The suspect -- 18-year-old Marquise Bryant --  was confronted by an officer in Fort Myers, FL for loitering around 2:30 AM. 

During the incident, the cop says Bryant reached for his right front pocket -- even after the cop told him to put his hands up.  

The cop says Bryant continued to go for the pocket ... and a fight broke out between the two -- with Bryant allegedly pulling out a gun at one point. 

But the officer was able to click a button that released his police dog Bala from the cop car -- and Bala bit Bryant on his right thigh.

Thanks to Bala, the officer was able to regain control of the situation and take Bryant into custody. He's now facing several charges -- including assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed weapon.

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1.

eaglestudinoc    

what a dumb a$$ !!!

232 days ago
2.

StevenB    

I wonder if that idiot has any clue whatsoever how damned lucky he is to even be breathing today?

232 days ago
3.

Passthepeas    

These idiots look stupid with that hair. And, I hope those K9 officers allowed the dogs to chew on this dumbass for a bit. It's too bad they didn't draw their weapons as well.
Give this genius a Nobel prize.

232 days ago
4.

Vote2012    

Wow he will do well in the NFL, forget college he needs to go straight to the NFL.

232 days ago
5.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

This sounds like a fake story the Florida police made up

232 days ago
6.

Mr Barcliff    

Man, another black man lost. Im saddened that with opportunities being provided to young black men, the glory of being hard or tough and gangsta has more weight than being a good person and staying out of trouble, Im so saddened and sorry to this young mans mom/dad and family members. He may have just ruined his chance to be a college graduate and have a career and at very worse, he delayed doing so. He still can he just made the road harder for himself. Even if he was being harassed, why are you out at 2:30am hanging out anywhere, even though we have rights to be were we want, whos on the corner or out in front of any place at 2:30am for any reason, PERIOD. Before we blame others for were we fail, we have to be better ourselves and one place to start is stop glorifying being gangsta and using the N-WORD! Im just saddened about this kid ruining or potentially ruining his future. Sorry for his family, I know they were/are proud he got to college!!! LGNM

232 days ago
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vagaboN51    

wow. a free ride to college and he pulls THIS! what job by the cop in the heat of the moment to hit whatever that button was to get his K-9 into the frey.

231 days ago
8.

William Foresman    

big surprise. He's lucky to be alive.

231 days ago
9.

tae    

**** all yall that got some bad to say bout my lil brutha

228 days ago

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