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Bridgeport Man Charged With Firing Off Gun On Madison Avenue

A Bridgeport man was charged with firing off more than a dozen rounds outside two businesses on Madison Avenue
A Bridgeport man was charged with firing off more than a dozen rounds outside two businesses on Madison Avenue Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 44-year-old Bridgeport man was charged with firing off several shots on Madison Avenue on Sunday, according to the Connecticut Post.

Police told the Connecticut Post that they responded to Madison Avenue early Sunday morning on a report of shots fired, and located more than a dozen 9mm shells in front of two businesses. Nobody appeared to have been shot, according to the Connecticut Post.

As officers investigated, they received a call that the shooter was sitting in a black Mercedes nearby, and police surrounded the car, according to the Connecticut Post. Inside they found 44-year-old Michael Stinson, as well as a 9mm handgun that was still warm, the Connecticut Post reported.

Stinson was arrested on a number of charges including criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm unlawful discharged of a firearm, reckless endangerment and possession of a large capacity magazine, according to the Connecticut Post. He was held on a $150,000 bond, the Connecticut Post reported.

Stinson was previously arrested on gun charges and served more than a decade in prison on a manslaughter charge in connection with a shooting death, the Connecticut Post reported.

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