Joshua Murray, 25, was charged with carrying a pistol without permit, two counts of breach of peace in the second degree, and interfering with a police officer.
Murray reportedly held the door open for two female customers at the Family Dollar store on Dixwell Avenue Saturday (July 16) afternoon and, according to a witness, was angry that he didn’t receive a “thank you,” which led to him pulling out his firearm — which he didn’t have a permit for — and pointing it in their direction.
The suspect, later identified as Murray, was located by two responding Hamden Police officers on Helen Street — about a half mile from the Family Dollar store — and was reported to have interfered with arresting officers, however, zero injuries were reported in the initial incident or the arrest.
A gun was found in Murray’s possession while he was being detained, police said via NBC Connecticut.
Murray was held on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled for a Meriden Superior Court appearance on August 2.