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PC: Antonio Allen fought police, reached for gun during arrest

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 17:18:33-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Indiana University football player Antonio Allen II repeatedly reached for a gun while he struggled with arresting officers, according to charges filed against him Monday.

Allen was arrested last Thursday for allegedly violating the terms of his probation in two 2015 drug convictions in Monroe County.

IMPD officers located him at the Goodwill Outlet Store where he works on Indy’s west side.

When officers approached him, Allen reportedly tried to walk away, but complied when officers told him to stop and placed him in handcuffs.

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It was when police were walking him to their squad cars that one of the officers noticed Allen had a gun in his pants, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.

When the officer saw the handgun, she yelled out “Gun!” to alert her fellow officers. At that point, Allen reportedly began violently struggling and attempting to reach the gun, according to the affidavit.

Three officers then struggled with Allen to get him to the ground and secure the gun from him. While they were doing that, a crowd formed.

Two other officers saw the struggle and came to assist. Eventually with the efforts of all five officers, Allen was subdued and his pants were cut to allow an officer to retrieve the handgun.

According to the affidavit, the gun was a .22-caliber Kel-Tec PMR-30.

Following the altercation, Allen was booked into custody at the Marion County Jail without further incident.

He now faces additional charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serous violent felon and resisting law enforcement, in addition to the alleged parole violation out of Monroe County.

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