New Haven police arrested a 31-year-old New Haven man who police said dragged an officer through the car.
Police started investigating when they saw Ronnie Gordon speeding on Grand Avenue near James Street just before 4:30 a.m. and pull into a parking lot in the Farnham Court Housing complex on Franklin Street.
Gordon tried to drive away from police who were investigating but he was unable to get away because he was blocked in, police said.
Officer Louis DeCrescenzo originally approached the car and reached in to take the keys from the ignition but spotted the handle of a gun in Gordon's front pocket and grabbed the gun instead, police said.
With DeCrescenzo in the window, Gordon put the car into reverse and drove backward, police said.
As this was going on, Officer Martin Feliciano tried to open the driver's door and DeCrescenzo fired his Taser to immobilize Gordon.
It worked for about five seconds, but he came back fighting and crawled over the
center console toward DeCrescenzo, police said.
The officer fired his Taser again and Feliciano was able to get the keys out of the ignition, police said.
With the car stopped, DeCrescenzo grabbed Gordon, but Gordon pulled DeCrescenzo through the car and out the opposite door and then threw punches at the officer’s heads, police said.
The officers were able to get Gordon into a pair of handcuffs and take him into custody.
Police said they found a black 9mm Ruger P95 handgun with a scratched off serial number, 15 live 9mm rounds, 21 bags of crack cocaine, 13 pills containing white powder, seven cell phones and about $200, police said.
Gordon was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a pistol, altering or removing identification marks on a firearm, two counts of assault on a police officer, weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a public housing complex, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of narcotics with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a public housing complex, operating a motor vehicle under suspension, reckless driving, unsafe movement of a stopped vehicle and failure to obey an officer's signal.