Man pulls gun on Platte City officers after brief foot chase

A Platte City man faces five criminal charges after allegedly pulling a gun on Platte City Police Department officers during a brief foot chase last weekend. 

Christopher Aguilar

Christopher Aguilar

Christopher Aguilar, 19, faces four felony counts, including assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance, after officers arrested him Saturday, Feb. 20. According to court documents, an off-duty Platte City police officer reported Aguilar, a wanted person for active warrants, was at Apple Market at 1106 Branch St.

When officers arrived at the scene, Aguilar fled on foot into nearby woods. He then allegedly pointed a loaded .32 caliber revolver at officers before placing the gun in his pocket upon command from the officers to show his hands. Court documents indicate two more bullets were found in his pocket and four more on the ground at the spot where he pointed the weapon at officers.

A search of Aguilar revealed a scale and a small bag of a white powder that field tested positive for cocaine. He also revealed to an officer he had swallowed an “8-ball of methamphetamine.”

The gun was found to be loaded with live rounds and the serial number had been partially removed.
Aguilar also faces a charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest. Officers suffered cuts and scratches to their extremities during the pursuit and resistance by Aguilar according to a probable cause statement.