The piece that Miller and Reddin took away from Graves
A police sergeant saved his own life by sticking his finger between the hammer and cylinder of a gun jammed into his stomach by a desperate suspect during a Brooklyn struggle. Police said the suspect pulled the trigger of the loaded .38 caliber revolver several times during the struggle before he was subdued.
Sgt. Michael Miller emerged with a broken finger.
The incident began about 4 a.m. after Miller and Officer William Reddin of the 81st Precinct’s anti-crime team, on patrol in an unmarked car, stopped a speeding livery car on Quincy St. and Malcolm X Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant…
…When Miller felt a gun in the waist of one passenger during a frisk, he ordered him to put his hands behind his back…
The suspect attacked the cop, pushing the gun against his stomach. Miller used his right ring finger to prevent the suspect, identified as Eugene Graves, 30, of Madison St., Brooklyn, from firing. Reddin jumped into the fray and helped subdue Graves. His companion fled, cops said.
Graves was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, criminal possession of about 2 ounces of what cops believe to be crack cocaine, weapons possession, assaulting a police officer, menacing and resisting arrest.
It’s an old stunt that still works. Good for you Sgt. Miller – glad you made it, OK.
After Graves lands in the slammer – throw away the key.