East Windsor man accused of Christmas crime due in court

Americo Perez (Photo: East Windsor Police)

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — A man accused of a violent Christmas crime is set to appear in court on Tuesday, December 27.

East Windsor police arrested Americo Perez on Christmas morning. They said he pointed a loaded gun at a family member during a fight. Police said there were children there at the time.

The victim ran out of the house and called police. Officers said they caught Perez trying to leave in a car.

The firearm was not located in the vehicle, but was found hidden inside the apartment where the dispute took place.

Perez was charged with risk of injury to a child, carrying a loaded firearm under the influence of liquor, threatening and reckless endangerment.

Bond has been set at $50,000.