Safety May Have Saved Officer's Life

Published 03/18 2014 07:54PM

Updated 03/18 2014 08:00PM

Cornelius Ratliff (Evansville Police)
Cornelius Ratliff (Evansville Police)
An Evansville man is arrested after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at an EPD officer.

Cornelius Ratliff was the passenger in a car that was stopped  for speeding on March 17 at Weinbach and Covert. EPD says during that traffic stop they spotted drugs.

They asked the driver and Ratcliff to exit the car. Police say when Ratcliff got out, he took off running. During that pursuit officers say, Ratcliff pointed a loaded gun at one of their officers.

Ratcliff later tossed the gun and was arrested. Police say the gun had its safety on.

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