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Struggle for gun between suspect & Eau Claire officers leads to 11 charges

Eau Claire (WQOW) – A struggle over a gun between police and an Eau Claire man led to 11 charges against the suspect.

Lamont Davis, 29, of Eau Claire is charged with a slew of crimes including:

According to the criminal complaint, police were called to a home on Congress Street in Eau Claire on July 3 at 10:36 p.m. for a domestic situation. A Mayo Clinic Health System employee reported possible domestic and child abuse.

The employee said one of the family members had run from the home on Congress Street to the Mayo parking lot for help.

When police arrived they saw two people arguing in the street. They recognized Davis from previous cases.

Related Story: Davis charged with intoxicated use of a firearm, recklessly endangering safety

Officers said they saw Davis holding a handgun. They said Davis placed the gun in his pocket and started walking toward officers.

Davis took off running and ignored officers commands to stop. When he got to a home on Congress Street, police said he attempted to go into the home but instead ran into a structural support pole for the roof which knocked him to the ground.

Police were able to keep him on the ground. They said they could smell alcohol on him and his speech was slurred.

Officers said they started to search Davis and he stuck his hand into his pocket. One officer yelled that Davis had a gun while they fought for control of the weapon.

One of the officers said he feared for his life as officers held Davis at gun point.

Police were able to get the 9 mm handgun away from Davis but he kept trying to crawl toward the gun.

While officers searched Davis they also found a partially-consumed bottle of alcohol.

If convicted on all 11 charges, Davis faces a total of  53 years in prison.


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