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Man wanted by US Marshals caught during violent traffic stop in West Allis

Posted at 9:53 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 23:43:38-04

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — A man wanted by the US Marshals was caught during a traffic stop in West Allis. It turned violent fast as he got tased and pepper sprayed on camera.

Police pulled over a Jeep on Aug. 10 near 85th and W. Maple Streets around 9:30 p.m. because they said it smelled like marijuana. The officer ask the front passenger to step out. That's when things changed.

Radio dispatch: "We need some squads here. We just had one take off on us. We have him secured right now. Get a squad over here."

At first officers said the suspect was secure, but then seconds later they were struggling to handcuff him.

Radio dispatch: "We still have one fighting us."

You see an officer pull out a taser on bodycam video. According to reports, officers tased the suspect three times, pepper sprayed him and hit him.

Radio dispatch: "Still fighting."

Police say the suspect, Eric King, Junior, was found with heroin, crack, cocaine and and a loaded gun in his vehicle. It took a minute and a half after the struggle started before police called out that he was in cuffs.

Police found drugs in King's pants. He was taken away from the scene on stretcher.

Radio dispatch: "Roll a rescue. We have pepper spray, taser deployment."

Police later learned King was a fugitive wanted by the US Marshals.

Two West Allis Police Officers were hurt in that struggle. King is now awaiting charges related to drug dealing along with resisting arrest.