(Bridgeport, CT  — Aug. 19, 2013) – Three women face charges after an early morning dispute Sunday at a gathering on Remington Street.

Officer Mathew  Szymczak responded to the 300 block of Remington Street at about 2:30 a.m. on a report of shots fired. The alleged victim told police that she had invited the three suspects to her apartment for the evening but after an argument tried to usher them out.

One of the guests, Kiiarah Sharpe, 20, of Waterbury, informed the victim that she would leave when she felt like leaving. The situation turned physical altercation when the victim put her hands on Sharpe to usher her out and Sharpe attacked her.

After the incident began, the victim’s brother woke up and came to his sister’s assistance. He was pushing the three women outside where the scuffle continued and Sharpe called out to one of the other women “to go get your gun.” According to the victims, one of other women, Octavia Jordan, 23, of Waterbury, retrieved her handgun, racked it and pointed it at the victims but did not fire any shots.
The victims fled inside.

Szymczak issued a radio broadcast for the vehicle and as he was leaving he spotted the car on Boston Avenue. He pulled over the car and ordered the occupants to show their hands out the window.

He, Sgt. Louis Cortello and Officer Michael Davila, removed the three occupants from the vehicle and inquired whether there was a weapon inside.

Jordan said she had a licensed gun in the glove compartment, which police recovered along with ammunition in a plastic bag.

Police checked all three for warrants and found none.

Jordan was charged with second-degree threatening, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct and held on $10,000 bond. Sharpe was charged with third-degree assault, third-degree strangulation and disorderly conduct, and her bond was set at $5,000. The third occupant, Taquana Hendricks, 20, of Bridgeport, was charged with disorderly conduct. Her bond was set at $500.

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By Stephen Krauchick

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