Here is the police press release on the shots fired arrests we reported as it was happening New Years Eve/Day:

#Bridgeport, CT – Jan. 2, 2014 – Police arrested a convicted felon after hearing a large volley of gunfire four minutes into the New Year.

Officer David Uliano was assigned to the New Years shots fired detail when, at 12:04 a.m., he heard a series of gunshots and saw muzzle flashes from the back yard of a Maple Street home. The shots were still being fired when Uliano and Officer Luis Moura, with their own weapons drawn, ordered the men to drop the weapons. The four suspects ran inside, turned off all the lights and wouldn’t open the door. They also barricaded the doors.

Police found spent shells from a shotgun, assault rifle and two handguns in the back yard.

After a period of time when police attempted to get someone to open the door, the door did open and police found several males on the floor, their arms spread out. They were taken into custody.

A total of 15 people were arrested, including two men who were outside while the shots were fired.

Police recovered a 12-gauge shotgun, U.S. Carbine rifle with a sawed-off stock, ammunition, narcotics and marijuana.

Marcus Mendez, 24, of Maple Street, was charged possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and interfering with police. He was held on $50,000. Heriberto Soto, 25, of Cottage Street, was charged with interfering. His bond was set at $500. They were among the men in the rear yard when the shots were fired.

Thirteen other people at the house party were charged with interfering with police.


New years ganstas

By Stephen Krauchick

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