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4 New York Men Charged With Firing Gunshots At Danbury's Tarrywile Park

Four men from New York were arrested Tuesday after reports of shots being fired in Tarrywile Park in Danbury.
Four men from New York were arrested Tuesday after reports of shots being fired in Tarrywile Park in Danbury. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. — Four men from New York were charged with firing a handgun on Tuesday at Tarrywile Park in Danbury, police said.

Offers responded to a call at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after a caller reported hearing six or seven gunshots near the water tower, police said. Danbury officers identified four suspects, who initially failed to comply with instructions to raise hands, police said. The four males were then taken into custody without further incident.

Officers located a 9mm handgun in the waist of one of the suspects. All four males admitted to officers that they each had fired the handgun in the park.

The men charged were all from New Rochelle, N.Y., police said. They are Leonardo Leon; 18; Ricardo Nunez-Espinoza, 21; Eduard Gutierrez-Ocampo, 18; and Julio Cesar Santillan, 22.

All four face charges of interfering with an officer, criminal possession of a pistol, carrying a pistol with a permit, reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm. Gutierrez-Ocampo and Santillan also face drug charges.

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