Defendant Pointed Gun At Police Officers Who Responded To Holdup
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a 30-year-old Bronx man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder related to a confrontation with police officers after he robbed a man at gunpoint.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant robbed a man and then put responding police officers in grave danger by pointing and waving a gun at them. He will receive 12 years in prison for his acts of mayhem on the streets of the Hunts Point neighborhood.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, David Gant, 30, pleaded guilty yesterday, August 31, 2016, to second-degree Attempted Murder and first-degree Robbery before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Alvin Yearwood. Gant is expected to receive 12 years in prison when he is sentenced on September 23, 2016.
According to the investigation, in the early morning hours of July 22, 2014, Gant pulled a 9mm pistol on a man and robbed him. The victim called 911 and responding police officers found Gant, who pointed his gun at officers. An officer fired a shot, and Gant fled, falling and breaking his leg. As he lay on the ground immobile, he waved his gun at the officers and then held the gun to his head before eventually being subdued and arrested.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Kieran Linehan of the Special Investigations Unit, under the supervision of Tarek A. Rahman, Chief of the Special Investigations Unit, and the overall supervision of Nicole Keary, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division and Jeremy Shockett, Chief of the Trial Division.