Man who pointed gun at police in court

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Man who pointed gun at police in court

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YUMA, Ariz. (KSWT News 13) - A man who pointed a gun at a Yuma police officer was in court today.

Marco Velasco, 30, faces three charges, including two counts of aggravated assault for pointing a gun at a police officer.

It happened February 14 at around 1:15 a.m., after a police officer heard gunshots.

He found four men fighting in the street near Avenue A and 23rd Street.

Police say Velasco poitned a gun at the officer and took off running.

He ran into Pop-A-Top Saloon, where a bouncer wrestled the gun out of his hands.

Velasco's bond remains at $500,000.

He is due back in court on Friday.

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