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Man Fired Gun Into Air Multiple Times in Hartford: Police

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    Man Fired Gun Into Air Multiple Times in Hartford: Police
    Hartford Police

    Hartford Police have arrested a man who is accused of firing a gun into the air multiple times back in May.

    On May 17, officers were called to 726 Windsor Street after getting a ShotSpotter activation of nine shots.

    When police arrived, officers said they found nine .40 caliber cartridge casings.

    There were no witnesses, but police said the building was equipped with private surveillance cameras that could not be viewed on scene. Detectives secured a search warrant for the video equipment and were able to view the footage.

    According to police, the suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Bernard Mickens, of Hartford, could be seen firing several rounds into the air at 726 Windsor Street, near where the casings were found.

    Officers were granted an arrest warrant and later found Mickens's vehicle. They conducted a motor vehicle stop and Mickens was taken into custody without incident.

    Mickens is facing charges including carrying a pistol without a permit, reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

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