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New Haven Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Illegal Firearm Possession

A New Haven man who drew a firearm on a group of people outside a night club has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment for illegally possessing a firearm.

Thirty-four-year-old Edward Fulton was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release by a district judge in Bridgeport.

According to the US Attorney's office, in the early morning of March 12, 2016, a police officer saw Fulton pull his firearm on a crowd outside the night club. The officer drew his own weapon and ordered Fulton to drop his weapon. Fulton attempted to hide the weapon in his sweatshirt and walk away, but the officer pursued him and eventually Fulton released his firearm.

The gun was cocked and possessed two rounds of ammunition. It was reported stolen in New Haven in 2015.

Fulton has been convicted multiple times for robbery and firearm possession.

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