A convict in Connecticut has admitted to a federal weapons charge and is facing another decade behind bars after threatening undercover police officers investigating drug activities in the area.
Hartford resident Enrique Luciano, 31, has pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, dated back to an incident earlier this year in Hartford.
On June 4, Luciano approached a car on Cabot Street in Hartford, pointing a gun at the two occupants of the vehicle, who were undercover Hartford Police detectives investigating drug activity.
After the detectives identified themselves as police, Luciano fled and threw the gun, a Taurus PT 908 handgun, away. Luciano was ultimately apprehended and the loaded gun, with a scratched off serial number, was recovered.
U.S. Attorney John Durham noted that Luciano has a previous federal conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and, in May 2010, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment for that offense. He also has prior convictions in state court for drug offenses.
Luciano has been detained since his arrest. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 28 next year, when he will face up to 10 years in prison.
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