Man charged after allegedly firing AK-47 near police officers during traffic stop | Fox News

Tennessee man is facing charges after he allegedly fired an AK-47 near where officers were conducting a traffic stop.

“Was that gunshots,” one police officer is heard saying in a video of the incident on July 3 at around 9:30 p.m.

The Dyersburg Police Department stated that three officers were conducting a traffic stop when they heard gunshots coming from a nearby area, prompting them to investigate immediately.

“The gunfire was close with officers hearing tree limbs breaking from the rounds being fired in the wooded lot between the officers and Ewell Street,” the department said in a statement.

The officers spoke with witnesses who also heard the shots, with the investigation leading them to the home of 25-year-old Jeffrey Atwell.

Atwell told police the gunshots were actually fireworks. But during the questioning, the officers were able to identify 24-year-old convicted felon Marcus Akins in the home, who is wanted by police for failing to appear in court. They then located an AK-47.

Source: Man charged after allegedly firing AK-47 near police officers during traffic stop | Fox News

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