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Man Charged With Carrying Loaded Gun Near Norwalk's Roodner Court

Joseph Ray
Joseph Ray Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police arrested a 22-year-old Stratford man on charges of carrying a loaded gun without a permit in the vicinity of the Roodner Court housing complex, police said. 

At 10:25 a.m. July 17, Norwalk Police Officer Kyle Lipeika was conducting a selective enforcement detail in the area of 261 Ely Ave. in response to recent incidents of gun shots fired, police said.

Lipeika stopped to speak with a male, identified as Joseph Ray, who was loitering about the front of the housing complex, police said.

During the interview, Lipeika began to suspect that Ray was armed with a gun, police said. When Lipeika attempted to check Ray for weapons, Ray attempted to flee, police said.

Lipeika managed to stop Ray and recover a loaded .22-caliber revolver from his waistband, police said.

Ray was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, altering a pistol's serial number and interfering with an officer. Bond was set at $25,000, police said.

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