Police sergeant and suspect share emotional moment at crime scene

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.

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"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.