ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man has been charged with impersonating a police officer.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was made aware of an Instagram account called “heavyg_” that is run by Gabriel Nixon, known as Heavy G to thousands online.
Posts were made on the account showing Nixon pulling people over by pretending to be a St. Louis city police officer. He was in a black SUV with a police-type light bar flashing blue and red lights.
Police had also spoken to two people who had been previously been pulled over by someone impersonating a police officer.
Nixon’s Instagram account featured videos of him pulling over a number of people while posing as a police officer, according to the probable cause statement.
When Nixon was arrested, police said he admitted to impersonating a police officer and pulling cars over.
He was charged with two counts of false impersonation of a law enforcement officer.
In January, 5 On Your Side interviewed Nixon after he was shot on the porch of a south St. Louis home after midnight on New Year’s Day.
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