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* Aaron Harris ex-con arrested in Antioch wearing Body Armor and carrying a gun after a struggle

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A San Francisco man was arrested in Antioch early Saturday for allegedly carrying a loaded gun in his pocket, wearing body armor and resisting arrest, police said today. At about 12:45 a.m., police received a report of several people gambling at a bar at 2500 Sycamore Drive. When officers got there, they saw several people kneeling on the ground with money and dice in front of them, according to police.

As the officers approached, most of the people ran away, police said. One man, however, walked toward the officers. The officers saw that the man, later identified as 42-year-old San Francisco resident Aaron Harris, was wearing body armor under his sweatshirt, and spotted what looked like a gun inside the front pocket of his sweatshirt, police said. When the officers attempted to arrest Harris, he allegedly resisted, according to police.

He was arrested after a struggle, and police seized the gun. During the arrest, someone else fired two rounds in the parking lot of the bar, and other officers went to look for the shooter but didn’t the person. Harris was booked into county jail on suspicion of several firearms violations, being a felon in possession of body armor and resisting arrest.

He has what police described as a “lengthy criminal history,” which includes a prior conviction in San Mateo County for possession of crack cocaine for sale in 1989 and a prior conviction in Contra Costa County for assault with a firearm, first-degree burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon in 1994. Harris was sentenced to state prison in both cases, police said.

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