A police sergeant and a suspect shared an emotional moment in a Michigan town on Wednesday that has begun to gain traction online.
Des Moines Police Sgt. Tina Kalar and officers were answering reports of a robbery at an apartment complex where 20-year-old Prince Nyomah allegedly a pulled a gun on someone.
"When I get there, he sees me and his head goes down, and we just had a moment," Kalar told KCCI.
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Reports say the sergeant broke out in tears upon arriving at the scene.
"When you try really hard to give these kids a second chance and try to give them guidance ... I had a lot of high hope for this young man and it's just a really sad day for me," she said.
Kalor mentored the young adult in a youth-group program she helms at the police department called "Second Chance." There, she say the two developed a special connection.
"I treat the kids in my program kind of like they are my own," she said.
"I didn't think that this would be ... what I would be seeing him doing," she said. "I just hope that he stops and thinks about the choices that he's making."
Nyomah now faces charges of first-degree robbery and interference with a weapon.