Police: Unconscious hospital patient found with stolen gun hidden in sock

Demar Pipkin (Photo: Hartford Police)
Demar Pipkin (Photo: Hartford Police)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An East Hartford man is facing gun and drug charges after he was allegedly found with a stolen firearm tucked into his sock when he was taken to St. Francis Hospital.

Hartford Police were called to the hospital just after 9:30 Sunday night on the report that a firearm had been recovered from an unconscious patient. The male patient, identified as 25-year-old Demar Pipkin had been transported to the hospital by ambulance after being found unresponsive at 68 Capen Street in the capital city.

Upon intake, St. Francis Hospital security reported they found a Smith and Wesson .22 caliber revolver tucked into Pipkin’s sock. Police say the weapon had six live rounds and two spent casings in the cylinder.

Police tell News 8 they also discovered Pipkin was in possession of marijuana and cocaine.

A subsequent investigation revealed that the weapon had been reported stolen out of Glastonbury, according to Hartford Police.

Upon his discharge from the hospital, Pipkin was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of
narcotics, and possession of narcotics within a school zone.

No word on when Pipkin will appear in court.