Officer Terminated After Camera Catches Him Waving Gun at Clerk

By Gillian Spear, NBC News, July 17, 2013

An Arizona police officer has been fired after he made an early morning stop at a local gas station, wearing his bulletproof vest and pointing his service weapon at the clerk.

A man captured by a surveillance camera pointing a gun at a gas-station clerk was later identified as 23-year-old, off-duty Tucson Police Department Officer Kyle James McCartin.

Off-duty Tuscon Police Officer Kyle James McCartin, 23, and a friend entered the station early Tuesday shirtless beyond the bulletproof vests and appeared to be intoxicated, according to the station clerk.

Former Tucson Police Department Officer Kyle James McCartin

Courtesy of Pima Co. Sheriff’s Office


In the security-camera footage, the men made no attempts to disguise themselves or hide their faces. Both of the men appear to pay for their goods.

Following the completion of their transactions, the two men left the station on foot. They were later apprehended by McCartin’s colleagues at Tuscon PD.

McCartin, on the force since September, has been fired and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault.

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