Man pulls gun on nephew, surrenders to Port St. Lucie police

Posted at 10:42 AM, Sep 07, 2016

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A Port St. Lucie man was arrested Monday after police say he pulled a gun on a family member.

Police responded to the 300 block of SW Tulip Boulevard at 2 p.m. on Monday for a call that Courtney Joydell Miller pointed a gun at a family member.

Police learned that Miller was in a heated argument with his 71-year-old mother.

As Miller was yelling at his mother in an aggressive manner, police say his 22-year-old nephew tried to separate the two.

According to a release, Miller pushed his nephew then pulled out a gun and pointed it at him stating, "this ain't over." Miller then fled the house on foot still armed with the gun.

Police officers were able to contact Miller on his cell phone and negotiated with him to surrender peacefully.

During the conversation, officers learned where Miller was located and were able to convince him to put the gun down and surrender to police.

A police sergeant arrived at the intersection of SW College Park Drive and SW Hillsboro Circle, where they located Miller and the gun, which was in the middle of the street a few feet away from him.

Miller was taken into custody without incident.