Black Firefighter Claims Police Pulled Gun on Two Young Sons Outside Station

An black Oakland firefighter claims that a white police officer pulled a gun on him and his two Keith Jonesyoung sons outside of the fire station where he worked.

Keith Jones says he and his two young sons, ages 9 and 12, were leaving the fire station after a Raiders game when he noticed that one of the garage doors had been left open.

Jones said he was in the process of securing the door when an officer approached and demanded that both he and his sons put their hands in the air.

“Don’t move, put your hands up,” said the officer.

Jones said the officer wasn’t just focused on him, but his young sons as well.

“And his hand is on his gun. He was crouched, he was low, and he was basically in a shοoting stance,” Jones told CBS San Francisco.

Jones said he noticed that one of his sons was crying and asked the officer if the young boys could put their hands down. In response, the officer told them all to keep their hands in the air and not to move.

“I’m pretty much thinking he’s going to pretty much shoοt me,” Jones said.

“I was thinking is he going to shoοt my dad the whole time,” said 12-year-old Keith Jones II.

One of the boys told the station he still has “images in his head” of his dad about to get shοt.

“I was getting ready about to cry. My hands started to get tired, but I kept them up,” said 9-year-old Trevon Jones.

After a few minutes, Jones was allowed to show his firefighter’s ID to the officer, putting an end to the incident. Police say the officer was responding to a potential burglary and acted appropriately. The entire incident was captured on the officer’s body camera.