Man arrested after trying to pull out gun during traffic stop in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport police officer drew his weapon on a man in a stopped car after the officer says the passenger tried to pull a gun of his own.

It happened Tuesday morning on Rosemont Street. Police say they pulled the car over because it appeared to have a stolen license plate. After the car was stopped, they learned the driver didn't have a license. Police say it was as they were handcuffing the driver that the passenger reached for a gun.

"I only saw the handgun when it came up between his legs.  Once we saw the handgun, I drew my sidearm and drew down on him, and I told him to drop the gun." said Cpl. Antwone Lane with the Shreveport Police Department.

The passenger cooperated and was arrested without incident. Police say the gun was fully loaded and the passenger had extra rounds in his pocket.