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West Hartford Police Charge Man Who Brandished Gun During Fight

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A Hartford man is being held on $500,000 bond Friday after pointing a gun at another person during a disturbance.

By Ronni Newton

A man who allegedly pointed a handgun at another person during an incident on Hillcrest Avenue Friday evening has been taken into custody by West Hartford Police on multiple charges.

West Hartford Police Capt. Eric Rocheleau said officers responded to a report of a “fight or disturbance” during which one of the individuals involved pointed a handgun at another person. The incident took place in the area of 127 Hillcrest Ave. and was reported at 5:31 p.m. Friday.

Police said that when they arrived, officers were able to identify the aggressor and took Bobby Boyd, 42, of Vine Street in Hartford, into custody.

A handgun was recovered following a search of the area, police said. A baseball bat was recovered as well.

There were no reported injuries according to police.

Boyd has been charged with breach of peace, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit. first-degree reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a minor, first-degree threatening, and second-degree threatening.

He is being held on $500,000 surety bond, pending arraignment at GA#14 in Hartford.

Police said the incident remains actively under investigation, and urge anyone with information to call the routine line at 860-523-5203 or can leave an anonymous tip at 860-570-8969 or email [email protected].

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