Man Brought Gun to Stratford Hotel to “Handle” Prior Incident: Cops

Monday, Feb 10, 2014  |  Updated 3:50 PM EDT
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Man Brought Gun to Hotel to “Handle” Incident: Cops

Stratford Police

Willie F. Rogers is accused of bringing a gun to a Stratford hotel.

Stratford police arrested a Bridgeport man who is accused of having a gun in the lobby of Stratford Hotel and Conference Center after being jumped earlier in the evening, police said.

Patrons of the hotel at 225 Lordship Boulevard on Sunday alerted officers that someone in the lobby had a gun, police said.

As officers approached, they saw Willie F. Rogers, 26, of Bridgeport, approaching the rear door, police said.

Rogers dropped the gun and started to walk away. Then they took him into custody and recovered the gun.

Rogers told police that he was at the hotel with the weapon because several men had jumped him earlier in the evening and he returned to “handle” the situation by himself, police said. 

Rogers was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, weapon in a motor vehicle, breach of peace and violation of a protective order from an earlier incident in Bridgeport. 

Rogers was held on bond.
 

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