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After Eaton Street man arrested, police find he had loaded 9mm pistol

Devarkis Brooks, 22, was arrested in the hallway of his home in the 100 block of Eaton Street Wednesday afternoon after being chased around the block by Buffalo police officers.

Officers went to Brooks home with an arrest warrant for  failing to appear Tuesday in City Court for proceedings. When he saw police near his house, he fled around the block but then returned to his house where officers confronted him in the hallway.

Brooks kicked at officers and refused to put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed,  according to a police report. After he was handcuffed, officers reported finding a loaded 9 mm pistol in his left pants pocket.

He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapons, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration.

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