Cops: Gun on Table While Parents Fought

Two young children were home while their parents argued and a loaded gun was left on a coffee table, according to police


A Hamden man was arrested Monday after officers, called to his home for a domestic dispute, found a loaded gun within reach of his two children.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday Hamden Police were called to 18 Albertson Rd. on the report of a family dispute, police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said. 

When he arrived, Off. Mark Sheppard found that Gregory Humphries, 32, and his 27-year-old girlfriend had gotten into an argument, Smith said. Humphries had grabbed her arm, keeping her from leaving the bathroom, Smith said.

After Humphries released her, the woman saw a gun on a table in the living room, Smith said, and police found the fully-loaded semi-automatic handgun on the coffee table. The gun's safety mechanism was not on, Smith said.

Humphries and his girlfriend have two five-year-old children who were there at the time of the argument, Smith said.

Humphries was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a minor, failure to properly store a firearm and second-degree threatening. He posted $5,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Meriden Superior Court.




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