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Police: Off-duty officer foils robbery at West Loop gas station

Donald K. Davis phofrom Chicago Police

Donald K. Davis, photo from Chicago Police

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Updated: June 23, 2012 4:08PM

An off-duty Chicago Police officer subdued a man who was attempting to rob a West Loop gas station with a BB gun Friday night.

Donald K. Davis was wearing a skull cap and a facial covering when he entered a gas station in the 1100 block of West Van Buren Street at 9 p.m. and announced a robbery, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

Davis, 23, was holding a handgun when he ordered the 19-year-old male gas attendant to put money in a bag, Perez said.

An off-duty police officer who happened to be inside the gas station told Davis he was an officer and attempted to arrest him, Perez said. Davis tried to escape and allegedly attempted to disarm the officer. But with the help of the gas attendant, the officer maintained control of his gun and subdued Davis until arresting officers arrived, police said.

A BB gun was recovered at the scene.

Davis, of the 7600 block of South Morgan Street, has been charged with attempting to disarm a peace officer and attempted armed robbery.

He is expected in bond court Saturday.

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