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Manhunt: Church Hill police offer $1,000 reward for man accused of pointing pistol at cop's face

August 22nd, 2014 4:32 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Manhunt: Church Hill police offer $1,000 reward for man accused of pointing pistol at cop's face

This is the .32 caliber revolver that a suspect pointed in the face of CHPD assistant chief Roddy Miller during a foot pursuit early Thursday morning. (photo courtesy of CHPD/NET News Service)

CHURCH HILL — With a pistol pointed in his face, instincts and training took over for a Church Hill police officer who disarmed a desperate gunman early Thursday morning after witnessing an attempted burglary.

Around 3 a.m. Thursday CHPD assistant chief Roddy Miller observed a man at the rear door of Patsy's Bakery in the Church Hill Shopping Center.

Chief Mark Johnson said it was later determined that the man was attempting to break in to the bakery.

Miller, who was patrolling Richmond Street near Pal's at the time, drove to that location and a short foot pursuit ensued.

Our partners at the Kingsport Times-News have more on the story.

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