Police: Man drew gun, made threats at granddaughter's third birthday party

Family violence erupted at a three-year-old child’s birthday party October 29 in Trumbull, leaving one man under arrest after police said he assaulted his daughter and pointed a gun and threatened to kill her boyfriend. The incident occurred at a party for his daughter's three-year-old child, his granddaughter.

On October 29, police said Jack Fernandez, 46, of Bridgeport, was at the party on Old Hollow Road. While there he allegedly began arguing with his 21-year-old daughter because he believed she was unappreciative of his paying expenses for her and because he believed she was disrespecting her stepmother. Fernandez punched his daughter in the face, at which time her boyfriend stepped in to intervene. Fernandez then drew a handgun and pointed it at his daughter’s boyfriend’s face and threatened to shoot him. Other relatives intervened and separated the two, but Fernandez struck his daughter twice more in the face, causing minor injuries.

The daughter and her boyfriend went to police headquarters and reported the incident about 10 p.m. that night. Fernandez turned himself in later that night and was charged with first-degree threatening, disorderly conduct, and third-degree assault. He was held on a $75,000 bond for court the following day. Police also went to Fernandez’s home and seized several firearms, and also took possession of Fernandez’s state pistol permit.