Man Fired Gun in Direction of Police Cruiser: State Police

Two men face charges after one of them allegedly firing a handgun toward a state police cruiser on Interstate 395 early Monday morning, state police said.

According to police, Wesley Hine, 23, was a passenger in a car traveling south on I-395 near exit 18 in Norwich when he fired a gun toward a police cruiser.

State police said they are not sure if Hine was specifically shooting at the cruiser or if he was just firing off the weapon.

Police stopped the vehicle and seized a 9mm Glock 19 handgun. Hone was arrested and charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, illegal carrying of a firearm, and reckless endangerment. The driver, Joshua Richardson, 23, was also arrested and charged with conspiracy.

Hine was released on a $5,000 bond. Richardson was released on a $2,500 bond. Both are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 9.

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