Monroe man charged with allegedly firing a weapon
MONROE — A town resident was charged with illegally discharging a firearm after officers responded to complaints of gunshots in the area of Route 111 and Spring Hill Road on Sunday, police said.
Luis Murillo, 50, of Spring Hill Road, was also charged with second-degree breach of peace in connection with the incident, police said.
At 3:07 a.m. Sunday, the Monroe and Trumbull police departments received complaints of gunshots on the Monroe/Trumbull town lines. As they arrived, Monroe Police Lt. Stephen Corrone said officers heard music and saw lights coming from the rear of a house on Spring Hill Road.
When checking the property, Corrone said officers encountered the homeowner, later identified as Murillo, in the back yard. Corrone said officers observed that Murillo had targets set up against a wood pile, what appeared to be bullet holes in the wood and shell casings on the ground in the area.
“Murillo denied firing any weapons and blamed the noise on neighbors setting off fireworks,” Corrone said.
During a search, Corrone said Murillo was discovered to have an unloaded .38 caliber revolver in his waistband. Murillo was then arrested, police said.
Murillo posted a $500 bond and is due in Bridgeport court on Sept. 2.