Police: convicted felon pointed gun at officer

Derrick Gray (Police photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hartford man is accused of pointing a gun at a police offcer following a foot pursuit early Thursday.

Derrick Gray, 28, is charged with attempted first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree robbery, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and reckless endangerment.

Police responding to a report of an attempted robbery and shots fired before 4 a.m. Thursday. Officers saw a man later identified as Gray and ran after him until Gray allegedly pointed a gun at him in a Campfield Avenue backyard, police said. “The officer fired shots and sought cover,” police said. Gray was not hit and ran again before he was arrested.

Police found Gray’s gun, a Glock 17 9mm. The earlier robbery victim, on Broad Street was not injured, and a single shell casing was recovered, police added.

Gray was also charged for an outstanding violation of probation warrant. He is being held on a $775,000 bond, police said.


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