Off-duty AZ cop accused of pointing gun at clerk

Associated Press
In this image taken from surveillance video provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Department, a man identified as off-duty Tucson, Ariz. police officer Kyle James McCartin, 23, wearing a bullet proof vest, aims a gun at a Giant Gas Station clerk in Tucson early Tuesday, July 16, 201. Authorities say two men wearing bullet-proof vests approached the gas station clerk and one of them later identified as McCartin allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it twice at the clerk. McCartin was taken into custody early Tuesday, and was later fired. (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff's Department)
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In this image taken from surveillance video provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Department, a man identified as off-duty Tucson, Ariz. police officer Kyle James McCartin, 23, wearing a bullet proof vest, aims a gun at a Giant Gas Station clerk in Tucson early Tuesday, July 16, 201. Authorities say two men wearing bullet-proof vests approached the gas station clerk and one of them later identified as McCartin allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it twice at the clerk. McCartin was taken into custody early Tuesday, and was later fired. (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff's Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson, Ariz., police officer has been fired after authorities say he pulled a gun on a gas station attendant while off duty and apparently intoxicated.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department notified Tucson police that 23-year-old Kyle James McCartin was arrested early Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault.

Deputies were called to a Giant Gas Station and learned two men who appeared very intoxicated entered the store wearing bulletproof vests.

Authorities say one of the men pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the clerk twice.

Deputies found the men at a nearby apartment complex and the clerk identified McCartin as the man with the gun.

Police say McCartin was hired in September and was on probationary status.

It's unclear if he has a lawyer.

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