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Man attempted to carjack 3 people, take officer’s gun before they shot him, court documents say

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker filed charges against a man accused of trying to carjack at least three people before attempting to take a Kansas City, Missouri, police officer’s gun while being detained Sunday in Midtown.

According to court documents, around 9:17 a.m. Sunday James T. Bullock attempted to carjack three different people. At one point he told one woman that he had a gun. That woman then called 911.

Responding officers quickly located the suspect in the area of 39th and Baltimore. While attempting to arrest him, Bullock allegedly started fighting the officers. At one point court documents said Bullock grabbed one of the officers' weapons. A second officer fired two shots at Bullock and hit him.

One of the victims told investigators that they recalled hearing an officer say, "He's going for my gun," before seeing the second officer fire two shots.

Court documents say the officers placed Bullock into custody and begin administering first aid before transporting him to the hospital.

Bullock faces one count of first-degree attempted robbery, one count of attempted stealing and resisting arrest. He has a $150,000 cash bond.

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