• Black Lives Matter protesters reportedly gathered outside the home of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey over her handling of high profile cases involving black victims
  • Her husband, David Lacey, was reportedly heard brandishing a handgun before opening his front door and pointing it at protesters
  • One of the protesters recorded the incident and posted it on Twitter after the incident

Black Lives Matter protesters in Los Angeles said they were greeted Monday by the husband of L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who pulled a gun on the protesters, outside their home.

Protesters reportedly gathered outside the district attorney’s home in the Granada Hills neighborhood around 5:30 a.m. to protest Lacey’s handling of high-profile cases where the victims are black. The group reportedly knocked on the front door when Lacey’s husband, David Lacey, answered the door with a drawn handgun.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said there had been calls from the couple’s home about the protesters around 5:40 a.m., but there was no mention of the gun.

One of the protesters, identified as Cal State Los Angeles professor Melina Abdullah, was able to record David Lacey threatening the group and posted it to Twitter.

“We heard the gun cocking, and I thought I was being paranoid,” Abdullah told reporters. “But then he opened the door, leading with the gun. He saw me and lowered it, pointing it at my chest.”

Protest organizer Justin Marks echoed Abdullah’s comments but said he initially mistook the sound for dropped keys.

“I thought it was someone dropping keys and Melina said, 'Well that doesn't sound good,'” Marks said. “There was no hello, no face, just a gun pointing out.”

Protests have reportedly become the norm for Jackie Lacey, who is running for re-election. However, most protests have been situated near the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles, where Lacey’s office is located.

Jackie Lacey is the first African-American and the first woman to serve as Los Angeles District Attorney.

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A supporter of the "Black Lives Matter" takes part in a demonstration in London, United Kingdom, August 5, 2016. Reuters/Peter Nicholls