STOCKTON -- A citizen came to the aid of a police officer as he struggled with a documented gang member who tried to take his gun, authorities said.
Officers responded to the 200 block of East Canterbury Avenue about 4 p.m. Thursday on a report of an auto burglary in progress, police said.
When they arrived, they found Phyrun Dok, 28, inside a vehicle. Dok fled on foot, and one of the officers chased him for approximately a half-mile.
When the officer caught up to Dok, Dok took a fighting stance, grabbed at the officer and tried to take the gun from his holster, authorities said.
A citizen who saw the struggle joined the fray to assist the officer until additional officers arrived, police said. Dok was arrested on suspicion of battery on a police officer, attempting to take an officer's firearm, burglary, resisting arrest and other crimes, authorities said.
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