Topic: FIREARMS; GUN CONTROL; LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; SEARCH AND SEIZURE; STATISTICAL INFORMATION; WARRANTS; WEAPONS; Location

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August 13, 2009 GUN SEIZURE LAW By: Veronica Rose, Principal Analyst Laura Cummings, Legislative Fellow

2009-R-0306

You asked for an update of OLR Report 2008-R-0280 on the state's gun seizure law. This report covers the period October 1, 1999 through May 31, 2009. SUMMARY State law allows police, after investigating and determining probable cause, to get a court warrant and seize guns from anyone posing an imminent risk of harming himself or someone else. A judge must hold a hearing within 14 days after the seizure and order the police to hold the guns for up to one year or return them. The judge (1) must, when assessing probable cause, consider recent acts of violence, threatening, or animal cruelty and (2) may, when assessing imminent risk, consider such factors as reckless gun use or display, violent threats, alcohol abuse, illegal drug use, and prior involuntary psychiatric confinement. Since the law took effect in 1999, police have applied for at least 277 warrants and seized more than 2,000 guns. At least 60 local police departments and the State Police have applied for warrants, with the State Police (43) and West Hartford (31) ranked one and two for number of applications. Other departments rounding out the top five are Bristol (18), East Haven (13), and Enfield (13). The courts have denied only two warrants (one for lack of probable cause and another on the grounds that the police had already seized all the defendant's guns under a previous warrant). They upheld the gun seizures in the vast majority of the cases.

The data also show: 1. suicide risk and murder threats as the most likely reasons for applying for warrants; 2. a spouse as the most likely person to initiate a complaint triggering a warrant application; 3. the potential target or victim of the person posing a risk is more likely to be a female, typically a wife or girlfriend, than male; 4. the person posing the risk is more likely to be a male than female (256 men and 21 women); and 5. police found guns in 96% of the cases in which they conducted a search. BACKGROUND Gun Seizure Law The law allows any two police officers (or a state's attorney), under limited circumstances, to get warrants and seize guns from anyone who poses an imminent risk of injuring himself or herself or someone else. The officials may seek the warrant only after (1) conducting an independent investigation to establish probable cause and (2) determining that no reasonable alternative exists to avert the risk of harm. The law does not define “independent investigation” or prescribe “reasonable alternatives.” But the floor debate on the bill that became law suggests that legislators believed that (1) as part of the investigation, police should talk to witnesses and corroborate allegations made against defendants, and (2) civil commitment and arrest were reasonable alternatives to a search warrant. A Superior Court ruling that reversed a seizure under this law identified consensual search as the most obvious alternative to seizure (State of Connecticut v. David Avery, No. CV11-9168A, 1999 WL 1207153 (Conn. Super. Nov. 30, 1999)). In determining grounds and probable cause for issuing a warrant, the judge must consider any recent threat or violent act the person directed at himself or herself, others, or animals. In determining whether the threats or acts constitute probable cause to believe a risk of injury is imminent, the judge may consider, among other things, if the person (1) recklessly used, displayed, or brandished a gun; (2) has a history of using, attempting, or threatening to use physical force against people; (3) was ever involuntarily confined to a psychiatric hospital; (4) abused alcohol; or (5) illegally used controlled substances. If satisfied that probable cause exists and there is no

reasonable alternative to prevent the person from causing imminent harm, the judge must issue the warrant (CGS § 29-38c). The court must hold a hearing within 14 days after a seizure to determine whether to return the guns or order them held for up to one year. Scope The report addresses the following issues: 1. the number of warrants requested, issued, and denied; 2. the people considered to be posing an imminent risk of harm (i.e., the defendant or subject of the warrant); 3. the kinds of allegations triggering warrant applications and the people who made the allegations (i.e., (a) the facts or allegations on which police based their determination that a person posed an imminent risk of harming himself or someone else and (b) the source of the allegations); 4. the potential target or victim of the person posing a risk (including the relationship between the potential victim or target and person posing risk); 5. number of guns seized; and 6. case disposition. Methodology In August 2000, OLR surveyed local police departments and the State Police for data on the gun seizure law. Since 2001, we have been updating this baseline information with data from gun seizure warrants, affidavits, and case reports voluntarily provided to the Judicial Department. When necessary, we have contacted departments to fill data gaps and verify information. We have categorized and summarized the data as shown on Appendix 1. Limitations There is no mandate for police departments to compile or report gun seizure data. Typically, they appear to maintain the data in files reflecting the case that triggered the warrant application (e.g., threatening or domestic dispute) rather than in separate, readily retrievable files. In some instances, responses were based on officers' recollections. Also, several large departments, including Bridgeport, Hartford, and New London have not indicated whether they have applied for warrants. Others including

Greenwich, New Haven, and Stamford have reported only one case. The report potentially understates the number of warrant applications because some departments may have failed to report and others may have reported incomplete data. WARRANT APPLICATIONS As of May 31, 2009, at least 60 local police departments and the State Police had applied for gun seizure warrants under CGS § 29-38c. They applied for 277 warrants, broken down by year as shown in Table 1. Table 1: Number of Gun Seizure Warrant Applications, by Year (N=277) Year 1999
(Oct. –Dec.)

No. of Applications 12 20 22 21 16 27 33 22 34 42 28 277

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total
(Jan. –May)

The number of applications ranged from one to 43. The State Police applied for the most warrants (43), followed by West Hartford (31), Bristol (18), East Haven (13), and Enfield (13). These five departments accounted for 43% (118) of the applications (see Table 2). Twenty-three departments applied for only one warrant. Table 2: Warrant Applications, by Town — Oct. 1, 1999 through May 31, 2009 (N=277)
Police Department Avon No. of Applications 2 Police No. of Department Applications New Canaan 1

Berlin Bloomfield Bristol Brookfield Canton Cheshire Clinton Danbury Darien DEP police East Hartford East Haven East Windsor Enfield Fairfield Farmington Glastonbury Greenwich Guilford Hamden Madison Manchester Meriden Middlebury Middletown Milford Monroe Naugatuck New Britain

3 3 18 2 1 1 1 7 1 1 4 13 1 13 1 7 2 1 2 5 1 7 3 2 1 9 4 2 9

New Haven New Milford Newington Newtown North Branford North Haven Norwich Old Saybrook Plainville Plymouth Rocky Hill Seymour Simsbury South Windsor Southington Stamford Torrington Trumbull UConn Police Department Vernon Wallingford Waterbury Waterford West Hartford West Haven Wethersfield Windsor Windsor Locks Wolcott State Police

1 1 12 1 2 3 1 1 2 1 3 4 3 2 10 1 4 1 1 4 2 3 1 31 4 1 2 3 1 43

Number of Police Departments = 61

REASON FOR REQUESTING WARRANTS In 185 (67%) of the 277 cases, warrant applications were based on a suicide risk, murder allegation, or both. Suicide threats or behavior accounted for

126 (46%) of the applications, murder threats for 34 (12%), and murdersuicide threats for 25 (9%) (see Table 3). Table 3: Reason for Requesting Warrants (N=277) Reason No. of Warrant Requests 126 34 25 31 20 10 8 17 6 % of Total Warrant Requests 46 12 9 11 7 4 3 6 2

Suicide threat/behavior/risk Murder Murder/suicide threat Mental Issues Threatening (other than suicide or murder) Reckless gun use/display Domestic dispute Other Unknown

Other factors that triggered applications included mental instability (11%), threatening (7%), reckless gun use or display (4%), and domestic violence (3%). Figure 1 shows the relationship between the variables.

SOURCE OF ALLEGATIONS CONTAINED IN WARRANTS The data show a spouse as the most likely person to initiate a complaint triggering a warrant application (see Table 4). A spouse was the source of the complaint or allegation in 55 of the 236 cases in which we were able to identify the complainant. A relative other than a spouse accounted for 36 applications, and law enforcement officials accounted for 29. Table 4: Source of Allegations in Gun Seizure Warrants (N=277) No. of Allegatio % of Total ns Allegations 55 36 29 25 13 13 9 12 9 6 3 26 236 41 277 21% 13% 10% 9% 5% 5% 3% 4% 3% 2% 1% 9% 85% 15% 100%

Source of Allegation Spouse Relative other than spouse Police/law enforcement official Health professional Public official/employee Girl/boyfriend Ex-girl/boyfriend Self Workplace official/coworker Friend Ex-spouse Other (neighbors, etc.) Total known Unknown/unclear Total of all allegations

Others making allegations that triggered applications included health professionals, public employees, and friends. Figure 2 shows the relationship between the variables.

POTENTIAL VICTIM OR PERSON LIKELY TO BE HARMED BY DEFENDANT In 151 (55%) of the 277 cases, the defendant was allegedly at risk of being harmed (126 suicide and 25 murder-suicide cases). Other than the defendant, the person at highest risk of being harmed was usually a wife. Other at-risk persons included neighbors, police, relatives other than spouses, coworkers and public officials-employees. In 43 of the 277 (16%) cases, there was no clearly identifiable at-risk person either because the defendant made no specific threat or made general nonspecific statements, interpreted as potentially harmful. And 10 cases (4%) did not include sufficient data to allow us to make a determination as to who was at risk. NUMBER OF WARRANTS ISSUED The courts issued 274 of the 277 warrants police requested. They denied one West Hartford warrant and one Wolcott warrant. The target of a third warrant voluntarily surrendered his guns before the warrant was signed. The West Hartford case involved an individual from whom the police had seized guns under a previous gun seizure warrant. The court denied the second warrant on the grounds that the previous search had yielded all the guns to which the individual had access. Wolcott's case involved an individual who (1) had been previously hospitalized and placed on medication for suicidal tendencies, (2) told a friend he was thinking of killing himself, (3) had a gun permit, and (4) lied about getting professional psychiatric help for his problems. The court denied the warrant for lack of probable cause. SEARCH OUTCOME

Police found and seized guns in 263 (96%) of the 274 cases in which they got warrants. In all, they seized more than 2,000 guns. The State Police seized the most, 574, including 231 in one case (see Table 5). Table 5: Number of Guns Seized, by Police Departments — Oct. 1, 1999 through May 31, 2009 (N=2,093)*
No. of Guns Seized 7 22 12 59 48 6 4 7 31 0 6 10 62 24 88 8 51 38 11 3 12 1 27 41 50 24 89

Police Department Avon Berlin Bloomfield Bristol Brookfield Canton Cheshire Clinton Danbury Darien DEP East Hartford East Haven East Windsor Enfield Fairfield Farmington Glastonbury Greenwich Guilford Hamden Madison Manchester Meriden Middlebury Middletown Milford

Police No. of Guns Department Seized New Haven New Milford Newington Newtown North Branford North Haven Norwich Old Saybrook Plainville Plymouth Rocky Hill Seymour Simsbury South Windsor Southington Stamford State Police Torrington Trumbull UConn Police Department Vernon Wallingford Waterbury Waterford West Hartford West Haven Wethersfield 1 4 62 1 6 17 2 1 42 2 29 21 7 18 77 1 574 63 6 0 5 8 31 5 170 32 23

Monroe Naugatuck New Britain New Canaan

39 34 35 2

Windsor Windsor Locks Wolcott

8 26 0

*In some cases, the number of guns seized was not reported and thus is not included in these totals.

CASE DISPOSITION The 263 cases in which the police seized guns include (1) six in which the courts did not make an order because the cases were resolved before the hearing (e.g., the defendant agreed to let police hold or destroy the guns) and (2) 102 cases in which the disposition was unclear or unavailable. A surprisingly large number of police departments indicated that the courts do not inform them of the disposition of the cases. The courts upheld the gun seizures in 125 (81%) of the remaining 155 cases (Table 6) by ordering the police to do the following with the guns: hold (80 cases), transfer to a third party (19 cases), destroy (17 cases), and sell (nine cases). In eight cases, the courts decisions consisted of two parts (e.g., they ordered some weapons destroyed and others returned to the defendant). Table 6: Gun Seizure Case Disposition (N=263) Disposition Hold guns Transfer to third party Destroy guns Sell Return guns Other Total know disposition Unclear/unknown No order Total Number 80 19 17 9 22 8 155 102 6 263

The court ordered the police to return the guns in 22 (14%) of the 155 cases. In one of the earliest overturned cases, the court said the State Police had not exhausted the law's reasonable alternative standards. In another case, it overturned a Rocky Hill police case on the grounds of insufficient evidence. It

reversed a more recent Torrington (2006/2007) police case on grounds that the department failed to show by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant posed a risk of imminent personal injury to himself or others. According to the court: [T]he state has failed to offer sufficient evidence that the defendant harbors a propensity to cause harm by firearm misuse—let alone a propensity toward “imminent” personal injury. . . .The defendant's normal course of action, when he felt threatened, was always to call the police. He has no criminal record or record of reckless firearm use or misuse. He possessed a permit for the guns. In fact, the firearms were found in a locked safe when the officers executed the warrant. Although the statue raises arguably significant concerns concerning the defendant's mental health and possible paranoia, no medical testimony has been offered to support this assertion. As such, the evidence is not clear and convincing in the sense required by the statute (In Re: James Nardelli, Docket No: CV 18 10848, Superior Court G.A. # 18 at Bantam (Jan. 30, 2007)). Figure 3 shows the relationship between the variables.

CRIMINAL HISTORY, MENTAL HEALTH HISTORY, AND GUN SEIZURE In more than half of the cases, we received no information on the criminal or mental health history of the defendant in the gun seizure cases. Typically, in the cases in which we received this information, it was limited and

fragmented. Further, it was not possible to verify what was reported. Consequently, even though we have included the information in Appendix 1, we have not analyzed it in the report. ATTACHMENT 1: GUN SEIZURE WARRANT APPLICATIONS, 1999-MAY 31, 2009

Police Depart ment Request ing Warrant

No. of Requ ests for Warr ants

Subje Person Reason Potential Criminal ct of Initiating for Victim/P or Compl Complain Requesti erson Psychiatr aint t ng Targeted ic History or (Complai Warrant or Likely of Person Warra nant) (i.e., to Be Posing nt allegatio Harmed Risk (Pers ns by on Against Defenda Posin Defendan nt g t) Immin ent Risk/ Defen dant) Case No. 1/72— Walter M. (m) Friend (social relationshi p) Suicide Self risk (made suicide threats; possible depression ) Unknown

Was Were Case Warr Guns Disposit ant Seized ion** Issue ? d? If yes, Issue how Date many? * *

Avon

2

Yes Dec. 15, 2002

Yes (6, No order plus made ammuni (defenda tion) nt's Dec. mother, 15, who 2002 owned the guns, asked the police to hold them for a year or until a buyer was found; police transferr ed them to gun dealer on Oct. 29, 2003)— case closed Yes (1) Unknown

Case

Police

Suicide

Self

Unknown

Yes

No. 2/208 —E.S. (f)

risk (87year old subject stated, in police presence, that her spouse and child had died and the pain in her leg was so bad she wanted to use her gun and kill herself) Murder/sui Self and cide nonspecifi threats (“I c am going to kill myself and take a few people with me”) Arrests for motor vehicle and weapon violations Mental health history: unknown Undergoin g emergenc y committal at time of incident Criminal record: unknown

Aug. July 28, (hearing 1, 2000 set for 2007 Aug. 15, 2007; no further informati on available )—file closed

Berlin

3

Case Landlord No. (other) 1/76— Michae l F. (m)

Yes March 15, 2004

Yes (18, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns other held for weapon one year; s) guns March returned 11 and on March 12, 25, 2006) 2004 —case closed

Case No. 2/186 — Timoth y Y. (m)

Health profession al (case worker)

Suicide Self risk (informed health profession al of suicidal thoughts)

Yes

Yes (1, Unknown plus (hearing set for Nov. knife and July 5, 29, 2006 ammuni 2007; tion) court Nov. dispositio 23, n 2006 unknown ; as of April 30, 2008, police still holding gun)— file closed

Case Spouse No. (wife) 3/207 —G. I.

Suicide Self risk (attempte d suicide)

Subject Yes Yes (3) Hold twice July 3, July 26, (hearing committed 2007 2007 on Aug. for suicidal 21, 2007;

(m)

comments and actions; police and EMS responded eight times to his house for suicide related incidents Criminal record: unknown

court ordered guns held for one year; guns destroye d because they were not claimed) —case closed

Bloomfiel d

3

Case Health No. profession 1/78— al (doctor) Beatric e H. (f)

Mental No instability specific (claimed target to see people coming through her walls to harm her and her dogs)

No known Yes criminal March history 22, 2004 History of paranoia; unresponsi ve to doctor's advice to get psychiatric treatment Unknown Yes Aug. 26, 2005

Yes (1) March 22, 2004)

Destroy (court ordered gun destroye d; gun destroye d)—case closed

Case Spouse No. (husband) 2/145 — Carol G. (f)

Suicide Self risk (wrote suicide note)

Yes (4, Hold plus (hearing ammuni set for tion and Sep. 6, accesso 2005; ries) court Aug. ordered 26, guns 2005 held for 6 months; as of Jan. 26, 2006, police still holding guns)— file closed

Case No. 3/270 — John A. (m)

Friend (social relationshi p)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d to kill self)

Criminal history record: Domestic disturbanc e arrest,

Yes

Yes (7) Unknown April 7, (hearing set for April 2009 April 17, 7, 2009; no 2009 other

including disorderly conduct, unlawful restraint, violation of a protective order, assault 3rd, and breach of peace. Bristol 18 Case Spouse No. (estranged 1/77— wife) Daniel W. (m) Suicide Self risk (said he wanted “to put a bullet through his head)

informati on available )

History of Yes Yes (4, Unknown depression Jan. 8, plus (hearing 2004 ammuni on Jan. tion and 22, 2004; Criminal accesso police history ries) still record: Jan. 8, holding unknown 2004 guns on May 1, 2008)— file closed Unknown Yes March 25, 2004 Yes (4, Unclear plus (hearing ammuni set for tion) April 7, March 2004; 19, guns 2004 returned on Feb. 25, 2005) —case closed Yes (7, Transfer plus to third ammuni party tion) (court May 7, ordered 2004 guns transferr ed to third party; guns transferr ed in 2005)— case closed Yes (1) Unknown

Case Police No. 2/80— James S. (m)

Suicide risk

Self

Case Spouse No. (wife) 3/105 — Stanle y S. (m)

Suicide Self risk (depresse d about employme nt status, threatene d suicide)

Unknown

Yes May 13, 2004

Case

Relative

Murder/sui Self and

Institution Yes

No. (father) 4/108 — Michae l L. (m)

cide neighbor (murder threat and suicide attempts)

alized for May April depression 7, 18, and 2004 2004 suicide attempts Criminal history record: unknown

(hearing set for May 20, 2004; initial court order not known; but guns turned over to CSP for destructi on in 2006 under court order)— case closed

Case Spouse No. (wife) 5/111 — Henry P. (m)

Murder threat

Spouse Unknown (wife) and her relatives

Yes

Yes (1, Unknown plus (hearing Aug. ammuni set for tion) Sep. 1, 20, 2004; 2004 initial Aug. court 20, order not 2004 known; but guns turned over to CSP for destructi on in 2006 under court order)— case closed Yes (date unkno wn) Yes (1, Return plus (hearing ammuni schedule tion and d for Sep. firearm 30, 2004; ID court cards) ordered Sep. 18, guns 2004 returned to owner) —case closed

Case Relative No. (father) 6/136 — Mary L. (f)

Suicide Self risk (attempte d overdose on valium; wrote letter saying her life was not worth living and her

Unknown

relatives would be at peace when she died) Case Relative No. (brother) 7/140 —Mark S. (m) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide) Unknown Yes Yes (1) Hold July 26, (2005; court Aug. 2005 ordered 2, gun held 2005 for one year; no further informati on available )—file closed Yes Yes (11) Return— Nov. Oct. 23, hearing 2, 2005 schedule 2005 d for Nov. 16, 2005; at hearing, guns returned to owner —case closed Yes Dec. 13, 2007 Yes (6) Dec. 11, 2007, Dec. 14, 2007 Unknown (hearing schedule d for Dec. 21, 2007)— case pending

Case Spouse No. (wife) 8/151 — Daniel M. (m)

Suicide Self risk (distraught over wife's “affair,” threatene d suicide)

Unknown

Case Spouse No. (wife) 9/156 — Albert D (m)

Murder Spouse threat (wife) (subject, while drunk, pointed loaded shotgun at wife and threatene d to kill her; police dispatched to scene saw loaded gun and hunting knife in plain sight) Suicide risk Self

Unknown

Case No.

Relative (son)

Unknown

Yes Dec.

Yes (4, Return plus (hearing

10/158 —Ted D. (m)

(threatene d to shoot himself after wife left him; respondin g officer found gun in house and learned from son that father had more) Mental No instability specific (“aggressi target ve and tumultuou s behavior”; irrational behavior; wife did not want gun in house, given subject's behavior) Suicide Self risk (told police of his suicidal and homicidal thoughts; said he (1) had been sexually abused and wanted access to police files to find and kill the perpetrato r and (2) wanted to kill self but was worried Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder Criminal history record informatio n available

20, ammuni on Jan. 2, 2007 tion) 2008; Dec 20, continue 2007 d to Feb. 26, 2008; court ordered guns returned; guns returned in March 2008)— case closed Yes Dec. 14, 2007 Yes (1) Dec. 12, 2007 Unknown —hearing held Dec. 28, 2007; no further informati on available

Case Police No. 11/159 — Lonnie P. (m)

Case Self No. 12/167 —J. D. (m)

Unknown

Yes Dec. 21, 2007

Yes (2) Dec. 19, 2007

Unknown (hearing held Jan. 3, 2008; as of May 30, 2008, police still holding gun)

about how it would affect his family) Case Relative Suicide No. (brother-in- risk (cut 13/171 law) self with —John knife in F. (m) apparent suicide attempt) Self Heroin user Yes Yes (5) March March 5, 7, 2008 2008 Unknown (hearing on March 17, 2008; no informati on on court order) Destroy (court ordered gun destroye d (Dec. 7, 2007))— case closed

Case Relative No. (mother) 14/214 — Carlos M. (m)

Suicide Self risk (plunged knife into his chest in apparent suicide attempt and barricaded himself in his house with his kids) Suicide Self risk (said he had a hard life and wanted to end it; held “silver revolver to his head in the presence of his wife”)

Unknown

Yes Nov. 26, 2007

Yes (1) Nov. 21, 2007

Case Spouse No. (wife) 15/215 — David S. (m)

Previous suicide attempt (selfreported) Criminal history record: unknown

Yes Yes (1) Transfer Nov. Nov. 7, to third 13, 2007 party— 2007 hearing on Nov. 20, 2007; court ordered gun turned over to police— case closed Yes Yes (2) Unknown (hearing Dec. Dec. 4, date set for Dec. 9, 2008 17, 2008; 2008 no additiona l informati on

Case Girlfriend No. 16/231 — Stefan H. (m)

Murder/sui Self and Unknown cide threat girlfriend

available ) Case Spouse No. (wife) 17/248 — Brian C. (m) Suicide risk Self Previous suicide threats Yes Yes (1) Unknown (hearing July July 30, set for Aug. 8, 30, 2008 2008; no 2008 other informati on available ) Yes Yes (6) April 3, April 2009 and 6, 2009 April 6, 2009 Unknown (hearing set for May 15, 2009; no other informati on available )

Case Unknown/u Domestic Spouse No. nclear dispute (wife) 18/271 (both — parties Richar arrested) d B. (m)

Unknown

Brookfiel d

2

Case Relative No. (parents) 1/134 — Jeffrey D. (m)

Other No (enforcem specific ent of target bond condition not to possess guns; parents reported seeing guns in subject's bedroom)

Arrest history Mental health history: unknown

Yes Aug. 24, 2004

Yes (3, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns other held for weapon one year; s) as of Aug. April 30, 24, 2008, 2004 police still holding guns)— file closed Yes (45, Return plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso returned; ries) guns Oct. 16, returned 2007 on Dec. 11, 2007) —case closed

Case Unknown/u Other Unknown Unknown No. nclear (crisis 2/218 interventio —Troy n, as listed K. (m) on police report)

Yes Oct. 16, 2007

Canton

1

Case Landlord No. (other) 1/227 — David

Murder threat

Landlord (other)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (6) Unknown (hearing May May 6, set for June 17, 7, 2008 2008; no 2008

O. (m)

further informati on available ) Suicide Self risk (upset about pending divorce and believed to be clinically depressed, made suicide threats) Treatment Yes for clinical June depression 30, 2003 Criminal record history: unknown Yes (4, No order plus (all ammuni parties tion) agreed to June 30, police 2003 holding guns until Dec. 31, 2003 and returning them if there were no further incidents )—case closed Yes (7, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso held for ries) one year Sep. 7, (Sep. 19, 2007 2007)) Yes (8 Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns other held for weapon one year s) May (May 3, 2, 2000 2000); on July 10, 2007, guns given to CSP for destructi on under court order because subject had not claimed

Cheshire

1

Case Spouse No. (wife) 1/87— Jeffrey F. (m)

Clinton

1

Case Self No. 1/212 — Walter A. (m)

Reckless gun use

No specific target

History of alcoholrelated incidents; past admission s of wanting to hurt self Unknown

Yes (date unkno wn)

Danbury

7

Case Unknown/u Murder Police No. nclear threat 1/22— (claimed Philipp law e L. enforceme (m) nt officers and others were trying to kill him; had access to guns and alleged history of drug and alcohol abuse and suicide threats)

Yes

them)— case closed Case Relative No. (sister) 2/166 —Kari S. (m) Suicide Self risk (in anticipatio n of subject's release from hospital for previous suicide attempt, subject's sister, estranged wife, and mother asked police to remove weapons for safekeepin g) Murder Spouse threat (wife) (defendant threatene d to kill wife if she left him; keeps loaded gun on kitchen counter; admitted to a drinking problem and feeling mentally unstable) Mental health treatment after previous suicide attempt Yes Yes (9) Hold Jan. Jan. 14, (court 14, 2008 ordered 2008 guns held; police holding them)— case active

Case Spouse No. (wife) 3/206 —Bart B. (m)

Unknown

Yes Yes (1) Other June June 11, (court 13, 2007 ordered 2007 guns returned in civil case but criminal case pending and protectiv e order in place (June 25, 2007); as of May 12, 2008, police still holding guns (May 12, 2008) Yes Aug. Yes (1) Hold Aug. (court

Case No.

Serviceper Threatenin Servicepe Unknown son (other) g (gun rson

4/210 — Joseph R.(m)

threat)

(other)

28, 28, 2007 2007

ordered guns held; as of May 12, 2008, police still holding them)— case open

Case Girlfriend No. 5/211 — Harry G. (m)

Suicide Self risk (took prescriptio n drug, consumed alcohol, and made suicidal statement s)

Prior Yes suicide Aug. attempt- 31, kept police 2007 at bay while he held gun to his head Criminal history record: unknown

Yes (9, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion guns other held weapon (Sep. 17, s, and 2007); accesso police ries) still Sep. 7, holding 2007 guns as of May 12, 2008) —case open

Case Friend No. 6/224 — Mariss a V. (f)

Suicide Self risk (made suicide threats)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (2) Unknown (hearing set for May April June 16, 20, 28, 2008; no 2008 2007 other informati on available )

Case Spouse No. (wife) 7/274 — John P. (m)

Suicide Self risk (made suicide threats)

Previous Yes Yes (1) Unknown suicide (hearing attempts; April April 5, set for reportedly 13, April 20, 2009 suffered 2009; no 2009 from other depression informati as a teen on available ) Unknown Yes No Nov. 8, 1999 NA (no guns found; no hearing required) —case closed

Darien

1

Case Employer No. 1/7 (workplace — ) Richar d V. (m)

Murder/sui Self and cide threat spouse (faced arrest and job terminatio n because

of illegal workplace activities; police records showed that subject owned guns)

DEP police

1

Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk 1/263 (threatene — d suicide) Loren C. (m)

2008 Yes involuntar y Feb. emergenc 17, y 2009 confineme nt in psychiatric facility Commitme Yes nt for (date emergenc unkno y wn) evaluation after previous suicide threat

Yes

Unknown (hearing (6) Feb. set for March 2, 14, 2009; no 2009 further informati on available ) Yes (1, Destroy plus (court ammuni ordered tion) gun Feb. 16, destroye 2005 d (May 6, 2005); gun was destroye d on July 26, 2005) —case closed

East Hartford

4

Case Relative No. (mother) 1/115 — Donald M. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d to use “gun to blow his head off”)

Case Unknown/u Domestic Girlfriend Unknown No. nclear violence 2/125 (domestic — dispute in Kevin which A. (m) subject and victim assaulted each other) Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk 3/116 (observed — walking Russell back and O. (m) forth with handgun after threatenin g to kill Unknown

Yes Yes (1) Transfer Feb. Feb. 12, to third 12, 2005) party 2005 (gun was transferr ed on April 11, 2005)— case closed Yes Dec. 29, 2005 Yes (7) Dec. 29, 2005) Unclear (hearing set for Jan. 12, 2006)— case closed

self) Case Unknown/u Other No. nclear (enforcem 4/141 ent of — family Derrick violence L. (m) protective order; defendant was arrested and charged with kidnappin g and 3rd degree assault (July 25, 2005)) East Haven 13 Case Spouse No. (wife) 1/43 — Alfred G. (m) Girlfriend Unknown and her estranged husband Yes Yes (1, Unknown plus (no ammuni informati July tion and on on 29, 2005 accesso hearing ries) date or July 29, court 2005 order, but police still holding guns on May 12, 2008)— file closed

Other Spouse (failed to (wife) surrender guns while under protective order for making murder threats to wife)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (1) Unknown July 18, (hearing 2001 set for July July 30, 18, 2001; no 2001 informati on on initial court order; on Dec. 24, 2002, court ordered guns destroye d)—case closed Yes Jan. 26, 2005 Yes (2, Unclear plus (court ammuni order tion and unclear, accesso but guns ries) were Jan. 26, returned 2005 on April 29, 2005) —case closed

Case Self No. 2/130 — Mark C. (m)

Mental No instability specific (threatene target d police with knife; addicted to painkillers)

Subject indicated he was addicted to prescriptio n medicatio n

Case Police No. 3/147 —

Other Spouse (police (wife) investigati on of

Domestic abuse/disp ute (barricade

Yes Yes (14) Transfer Oct. Oct. 5, to third 6, 2005 party 2005 (court

Jeffrey T. (m)

reckless endanger ment charge)

d himself in bedroom following domestic dispute; previous threats to kill wife) Unknown Yes Nov. 9, 2005

ordered guns transferr ed to subject's father)— case closed Yes (4, Sell plus (court accesso ordered ries) police to Nov. 9, sell guns 2005 (Dec. 12, 2005)— case closed

Case Spouse No. (wife) 4/149 — Arthur M. (m)

Suicide Self risk (doctor recommen ded that defendant, a returning Iraq veteran who voluntarily checked himself into hospital, needed to remain in hospital longer and advised his wife to remove guns from their home) Suicide risk Self

Case Spouse No. (wife) 5/150 —Sean M. (m)

Convicted felon; history of alcohol abuse

Yes Nov. 22, 2005

Yes (2, Destroy plus (court ammuni ordered tion) guns Nov. destroye 22, d)—case 2005 closed No NA (no (ammu guns nition seized; only) court Feb. 21, ordered 2006 ammuniti on returned; ammuniti on returned)

Case No. 6/155 — Peter N. (m)

Health Other No profession (subject specific al apparently target (counselor) under order barring possession of handguns)

Arrest record; undergoin g therapy for undisclose d problem

Yes Feb. 21, 2006

—case closed Case Spouse No. (husband) 7/164 — Mariss a T. (f) Suicide Self risk (wrote suicide note, attempted to hang self) Treatment Yes Yes (1) Transfer for Jan. Jan. 18, to third depression 25, 2008 party 2008 (court ordered guns transferr ed to relative (Feb. 4, 2008); guns transferr ed)— case closed In and out of drug rehabilitati on centers for years Yes Yes (23) Unclear Feb. 24, (as of April 28, Feb. 2008 2008, 24, case still 2008 pending)

Case Spouse No. (wife) 8/173 — George B. (m)

Domestic Spouse violence (wife) (subject allegedly taking wife's prescriptio n medicatio n and drinking heavily; hit wife in head with trash can; wife expressed fear for her life)

Case Anonymou Reckless Relative No. s (other) gun (son) 9/174 display (in (other) —P. E. domestic (m) dispute with son, subject brandishe d gun) Case No. 10/202 —G. P. (f) Service employee investigati ng malfunctio ning street Mental No instability specific (investigat target ing officer saw gun in plain

Unknown

Yes Dec. 26, 2007

Yes (3) Dec. 26, 2007

Hold (court ordered guns held for one year (Jan. 7, 2008)— case open

Unknown

Yes July 23, 2007

Yes (2 Return plus (court ammuni ordered tion) guns July 23, returned 2007 (Aug. 7,

light after sight; burglary when he (other) began to unload it, subject became irate and stated that the gun was loaded and ready to fire at anyone who broke through the front door.) Case Unknown/u Murder ExNo. nclear threat girlfriend 11/203 (made — numerous Charle unwanted s M. calls to ex(m) girlfriendthreatene d to “go postal on her”) In Yes Employee July Assistance 24, Program 2007 because of threat to bring gun to work and shoot people; No criminal history record informatio n available Unknown Yes

2007); guns returned) —case closed

Yes (5, Sell plus (court ammuni ordered tion July guns sold 24, (Aug. 6, 2007 2007)— case closed

Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk (held 12/230 loaded — Tina gun to T. (f) head; admitted suicidal thoughts)

Yes (1, Unknown plus (hearing Dec. ammuni set for tion and Dec. 22, 14, 2008 accesso 2008; no ries) further Dec. informati 14, on 2008 available ) Yes Yes (4) Unknown (hearing Aug. Aug. 6, set for Aug. 19, 8, 2008 2008; no 2008 further informati on available )

Case Ex-wife No. 13/249 — Edwin G. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Unknown

East Windsor

1

Case Girlfriend No. 1/221 — William M. (m)

Suicide Self risk (girlfriend told police she found defendant drunk with gun in his mouth)

Unknown

Yes April 4, 2008

Yes (24, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni set for tion and May 13, accesso 2008) ries) April 4, 2008

Enfield

13

Case Unknown/u Murder/sui Self and No. nclear cide unspecifie 1/48 — threats d others Frank V. (m)

Arrest for burglary and gun theft Mental health history: unknown

Yes Yes (11) Unknown Oct. (hearing 29, Oct. 29, set for 2001 2001 Nov. 8, 2001—no informati on on court order; as of April 30, 2004, police still had guns)— file closed Yes Oct. 27, 2001 Yes (20, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion) guns Oct. 27, held for 2000 one year; guns returned after holding period)— case closed Yes (1, plus other weapon s) June 25, 2000 Hold (court ordered gun held for one year; when unclaime d, gun was sent to CSP for destructi on on Sep. 24,

Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk 2/49 — (suicidal Peter behavior) V. (m) behavior

Unknown

Case Ex-wife No. 3/52 — Paul S. (m)

Suicide Self risk (told ex-wife goodbye, that he “loves her and the kids” and was going to commit suicide “by blowing off his head”)

Arrest for assault and breach of peace No informatio n on psychiatric history

Yes June 25, 2000

2003)— case closed Case ExNo. girlfriend 4/102 — Joseph R. (m) Suicide risk Self Unknown Yes (date unkno wn) Yes (2) March 14, 2003 Hold (court ordered guns held for one year until March 25, 2004; on March 25, 2004, court ordered guns destroye d)—case closed

Case Police No. 5/131 — John S. (m)

Mental No instability specific (armed target with loaded gun while shoplifting , said he “just snapped,” did not know why he shoplifted, etc., police said “intake processing indicates suicidal tendencies ) Suicide Self risk (drunk and armed with gun, told wife who wanted divorce “I am all done” ) Mental No

Arrests for Yes robbery, date breach of not peace, and know larceny; n treatment for depression

Yes (3, Other plus (transfer ammuni some tion, guns to accesso defendan ries, t's danger attorney; ous destroy weapon others s, and (Feb. 14, non 2005)— guncase related closed items) Feb. 1, 2005

Case Spouse No. (wife) 6/288 — Marcel T. (m)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (13) Unknown Nov. (hearing set for Dec. 28, 2008 Dec. 12, 1, 2008; no 2008 further informati on available ) Yes (2, Unknown

Case

Police

No specific Yes

No. 7/254 — George L. (m)

instability specific (defendant target called police who said he “appeared to be paranoid and acting bizarre”; defendant' s friends expressed similar concerns) Suicide Self risk (threat/be havior)

target

plus (hearing ammuni set for tion) Jan. 27, Jan. Jan. 12, 2009; no 14, further 2009 2009 informati on available )

Case Spouse No. (wife) 8/245 — Michae l V. (m)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (4) Unknown Dec. 4, (hearing set for Dec. 2009 Dec. 12, 5, 2008; no 2008 other informati on available. ) Yes (12, Unknown plus ammuni tion and accesso ries Sep. 19, 2008

Case Roommate Suicide Self No. (other) risk 9/236 (apparentl — John y B. (m) depressed about divorce proceedin gs, threatene d suicide) Case No. 10/239 —John C. (m) Health profession al (crisis worker) Suicide Self risk (exmarine, ex-CIA officer had written obituary and threatene d suicide several times; owned several knives and guns) Suicide Self

Prior Yes arrest; unknown Sep. circumstan 19, ces 2008

Under Yes doctor and therapist's Oct. care 10, 2008

Yes (4 guns plus other weapon s) Oct. 9, 2008

Unknown (hearing set for Oct. 31, 2008; no further informati on available )

Case

Spouse

Unknown

Yes

Yes (2) Unknown

No (wife) 11/241 — Mark V. (m) Case Spouse No. (wife) 12/238 — Peter E. (m)

risk (threatene d suicide)

Nov. 10, Nov. 2008 10, 2008 Unknown Yes Yes (12) Unknown (hearing Sep. Sep. 26, set for Oct. 10, 29, 2008 2008; no 2008 additiona l informati on available )

Suicide Self risk (stabbed self and slit wrist with knife)

Case Spouse No. (wife) 13/235 — Christo pher G. (m)

Murder/sui Self and cide threat wife's (after wife friend served him with divorce papers)

Undergoin Yes Yes (2) Unknown g therapy (hearing for Oct. Oct. 9, set for depression 9, Oct. 23, 2008 and on 2008; no 2008 antiadditiona depressan l t informati medicatio on n available ) Unknown Yes April 25, 2000 Yes (8, No order plus (subject ammuni died tion and before a accesso hearing ries) was held; April police 25, turned 2000 guns over to gun dealer on estate's behalf)— case closed

Fairfield

1

Case Relative No. (son) 1/21— William M. (m)

Suicide Self risk (was target of FBI child pornograp hy probe and raid; swallowed pills, armed self, led police in pursuit and refused to relinquish gun; police aware of subject's access to guns) Murder threat (during domestic dispute,

Farmingt on

7

Case Relative No. 1/2 (sister) — Bernar d K.

Sister and Unknown relatives

Yes Oct. 19, 1999

Yes (39, No order plus (hearing ammuni deemed tion and unnecess accesso ary after

(m)

subject threatene d to break sister's neck; after police seized guns and hospitalize d subject, sister expressed fear of repercussi ons) Convicted felon with criminal arrest for carrying gun without permit; history of chronic alcoholism Yes June 10, 2001

ries) parties Oct. 19, agreed to 1999 defendan t's stipulatio n to transfer the guns for resale)— case closed

Case Unknown/u Violent School No. nclear threat officials 2/42 — (threatene and Marc F. d school neighbor (m) official; (other) also threatene d neighbor with baseball bat; barricaded self in residence where police observed him with what appeared to be a gun and heard gun slide action) Case Neighbors Reckless No No. (other) gun use specific 3/63 — (fired target Robert assault J. (m) weapon recklessly in residential area) Case Police No. 4/67 — David Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

No NA (ammu (subject nition agreed only) that June 10, ammuniti 2001 on be destroye d)—case closed

Unknown

Yes Nov. 17, 2001

Yes (5, Destroy plus —case ammuni closed tion and accesso ries) Nov. 17, 2001 Yes (2, Transfer plus to third ammuni party tion and (court

Unknown

Yes Nov. 28, 2001

D. (m)

accesso ordered ries) guns Nov. turned 28, over to 2001 attorney; guns turned over)— case closed Acquaintan Murder Acquainta Unknown ce (social threat nce relationshi (admitted (other) p) threat to put bullet in acquainta nce's head) Yes Feb. 21, 2003 Yes (1) Dec. 21, 2003 Hold (court ordered gun held for one year (Jan. 5, 2004); on April 22, 2005, gun destroye d because it was unclaime d)—case closed

Case No. 5/84 — Barry W. (m)

Case Public No. official/em 6/184 ployee — Frank J. (m)

Mental No instability specific (made target numerous unfounded 9-1-1 calls; hallucinati ng while under the influence of alcohol)

Unknown

Yes Nov. 3, 2006

Yes (3, Sell plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso turned ries) over to Nov. 1, subject's 2006) attorney for sale; turned over on Nov. 28, 2006)— case closed Yes (1, Sell plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns sold accesso and any ries) unsold Oct 7, items 2006 destroye d)—case closed

Case Public No. official/em 7/217 ployee — Michae l T. (m)

Suicide Self risk (subject distraught over recent bankruptc y and litigation expressed feelings of

Diagnosed Yes as biOct. polar, not 7, taking 2006 medicatio n; no informatio n available on criminal record

hopelessn ess and desire to “slit his wrists) Glastonb ury 2 Case Relative No. (mother) 1/32— Michae l B. (m) Violent No behavior specific (brandishe target d knife at police officers who responded to 911 call and told them they would have to kill him; history of verbal and physical altercation s with relatives; described possible ambush scenarios of police; police records showed he had guns) Murder/sui Self and cide threat spouse (told psychothe rapist that she had a plan and a gun) Unknown Yes Dec. 27, 2000 Yes (4) Dec. 27, 2000 Unknown (no informati on reported) —file closed

Case No. 2/205 —Jean L. (f)

Health profession al (psychothe rapist)

Treatment by psychothe rapist; previous threat to kill self and husband

Yes June 7, 2007

Yes (34, Unclear plus (but on large Sept. 14, cache 2007, of court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso returned; ries) guns June 7, returned 2007 on Oct. 24, 2007) —case closed

Greenwic h

1

Case Neighbor No. 1/4 (other) — B. T. (m)

Other Neighbor Arrest Yes Yes (11, Unclear (altercatio (other) warrant Oct. plus (initial n with for DUI; no 28, ammuni court neighbor; informatio 1999 tion and order subject n available accesso unclear,

while holding handgun at his side, repeatedly expressed his right to protect his property; police records showed (1) past episode when subject allegedly walked around his property carrying rifle; (2) subject did not have gun permit; and (3) had active arrest warrant for DUI) Guilford 2 Case Police No. 1/160 — Joanne F. (f) Mental No instability specific (subject target believes there is a conspiracy to kill her; had gun while being transporte d to hospital for psychiatric evaluation ; police report describes her as paranoid and delusional)

on psychiatric record

ries) but on Oct. 28, Oct. 16, 1999 2001, court ordered weapons destroye d; on Jan. 3, 2002, police turned them over to CSP for destructi on)— case closed

History of Yes Yes (1) Unknown psychiatric Jan. Jan. 16, (hearing evaluation 16, 2008 set for ; on 2008 Jan. 28, medicatio 2008) n for psychiatric problems and depression

Case No. 2/267 — Ronald F. (m)

Health profession al (family therapist)

Murder/sui Self and cide threat public (wanted to officials/ commit employee “suicide s by cop”)

Previously arrested for (1) assault and (2) threatenin g to kill daughter

Yes

Yes (2) Unknown (hearing March March date set for April 23, 24, 1, 2009; 2009 2009 no further informati on available ) Yes Yes (1) Hold date Feb. 21, (court unkno 2001 ordered wn guns held for one year; gun returned Sep. 5, 2002)— case closed Hold (court ordered guns held for one year; guns destroye d on Feb. 19, 2004) —case closed

Hamden

5

Case Unknown/u Informatio Unknown Unknown No. nclear n 1/50 — unavailabl Dean e R. (m)

Case Spouse No. (wife) 2/64 — Robert K. (m)

Suicide Self risk (pending divorce; subject of restraining order, subject attempted suicide)

Bipolar Yes Yes (2) and Jan. 1, Jan. 1, depression 2002 2002 Criminal history record: unknown

Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk 3/121 (attempte — d suicide) James A. (m)

Depressio n Criminal history record: unknown

Yes March 31, 2005

Yes (5, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso held for ries) one year; March guns 31, returned 2005 to defendan t's brother on April 11, 2006) —case closed Yes (1, Destroy plus (court

Case No.

Unknown/u Mental No nclear instability specific

Unknown

Yes April

4/122 — Genev a D. (f)

(went to target friend's house in disoriente d state with loaded handgun; said she wanted the gun in case she had to go to hospital) Suicide Self risk (Suicidal and selfdestructiv e behavior)

22, ammuni ordered 2005 tion) gun April destroye 22, d; gun 2005 destroye d Sep. 27, 2005) —case closed

Case Spouse No. (wife) 5/124 — Charle s W. (m)

Arrests for Yes Yes (3) Hold criminal May May 5, (court mischief 5, 2005 ordered and 2005 guns criminal held for trespass; one year; no as of May informatio 8, 2008, n available police on still psychiatric holding history guns)— file closed Yes Yes (1) Unknown (hearing set for Nov. Nov. Dec. 18, 13, 10, 2008; no 2008 2008 further informati on available )

Madison

1

Case Relative No. (mother) 1/232 — Andre D. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d to “shoot his brains out”; reportedly expelled from college, drinking excessivel y, and couldn't keep job) Murder Spouse threat (wife) (psychiatri st described subject's escalating abuse of

Manches ter

7

Case Spouse No. (wife) 1/19 — Michae l G. (m)

Drug Yes dependenc y March 8, 2000

Yes (6, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns other held for weapon 120 s) days; March returned

prescriptio n drugs and advised police that he was in imminent danger of harming himself or someone else; had access to guns) Case Spouse No. (wife) 2/85— Bruce B. (m) Suicide Self risk (reportedl y made suicide videotape and had access to guns) No criminal arrest history Unknown psychiatric history Yes Nov. 12, 2003

8, 2000 on Sep. 18, 2000) —case closed

Yes (1) Nov. 12, 2003

Unclear (initial court order unclear but the guns were returned on March 11, 2004 pursuant to court order)— case closed

Case Police No. informant 3/142 (other) — Jorge A. (m)

Violent Children gun (other) threats (threatene d to use gun to solve his problems with neighborh ood children)

Unknown

Yes Aug. 13, 2005

Yes (1, Hold (as plus of April ammuni 29, 2008, tion and police accesso still ries and holding drugs) gun)— Aug. file 13, closed 2005

Case Workplace Murder No. supervisor threats 4/152 (made — written Scott threat to K. (m) harm supervisor at work) Case No.

CoUnknown workers (workplac e)

Yes Oct. 28, 2006

Yes (3, Hold (as plus of April ammuni 29, 2008, tion and police accesso still ries) holding Oct. 28, guns)— 2005 file closed Yes (9) Hold (as Jan 17, of April

Relative Mental No (daughter) instability specific

Dementia Yes Jan.

5/162 — Malcol m C. (m)

(mentally target unstable and dangerous /at risk behavior; suffered from dementia, hiding guns in drawers, sleeping with loaded guns under his pillow, pointed gun at daughter when he could not recognize her; doctor reportedly informed police that subject suffered from impaired judgment and should not possess firearms) Suicide Self risk (defendant called police and reported he had a shotgun “tucked under his chin and he was going to kill himself; respondin g officers

Criminal history unknown

18, 2008 2008

29, 2008, police holding guns)— case open

Case Self No. 6/190 —John F. (m)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (4 , Hold (as plus of May ammuni 30, 2008, Feb. tion) police 27, Feb. 26, still 2007 2007 holding guns)

found loaded gun with safety engaged; defendant asked officer to shoot him and end pain) Case Girlfriend No. 7/234 — Christo pher C. (m) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide) Unknown Yes Yes (3, Unknown plus (hearing Oct. ammuni set for tion and Oct. 31, 9, 2008 accesso 2008; no ries) further Sept. informati 28, on 2008 available ) Yes

Meriden

3

Case Spouse No. (wife) 1/40 — Joseph K. (m)

Domestic Spouse violence (wife) (physically abused and emotionall y intimidate d wife— told her, while holding telescopic scope for rifle, “one shot, one kill, never miss your target” (after wife stopped sleeping with subject, he placed pistol and holster at place where she used to sleep; barricaded windows

No criminal record

Yes (37, Hold plus (court April ammuni ordered tion and guns 10, Mental or 2001 accesso held for ries and one year; psychiatric other guns history: weapon held and unknown s) April returned) 11, —case 2001 closed

and family room to protect his guns; wife reported large arsenal of weapons) Case No. 2/13 — Kevin B. (m) Health Murder profession threat al (behavioral health caseworke r) Neighbor Convicted Yes No (other) felon with Dec. extensive 22, history of 1999 violent crimes; treatment for psychiatric disability Unknown Unknown Yes July 26, 2004 NA (no hearing required) —case closed

Case Unknown/u Murder No. nclear threat 3/110 — Shaun F. (m) Middlebu ry 2

Yes (4, Unknown plus (no accesso informati ries) on July 27, available 2004 )—file closed

Case Unknown/u Mental No No. nclear instability specific 1/109 target —Paul F. (m)

History of Yes Yes (48) Hold suicidal July 8, July 9, (court behavior 2004 2004 ordered and guns depression held until ; previous July 20, psychiatric 2005; commitme guns nt for transferr threatenin ed, with g to kill court and self and State police; Police available assent, on criminal to third history party on record March 16, 2005) —case closed Unknown Yes July 19, 2006 Yes (2, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni set for tion and Aug. 7, accesso 2006; ries) court July 25, order not 2006 reported,

Case Relative No. (sister) 2/178 — Richar d M. (m)

Suicide Self risk (reportedl y told mother he had gun and wanted to

kill himself)

but as of April 30, 2008, police still had guns)— file closed On prescribed antidepressan t medicatio n Yes Yes (24, Unknown plus (hearing Feb. ammuni set for tion) Feb. 27, 14, 2009 Feb. 14, 2009; no 2009 further informati on available )

Middleto wn

1

Case Relative No. (mother) 1/264 — Robert G. (m)

Mental No instability specific (told target police he had “a hard time handling everything and did not think he could control his emotions and did not want something to happen to him or anyone else”) Murder/sui Self and cide threat students (claimed (other) access to guns and outlined possible methods of carrying out threats; had access to guns) Student (other)

Milford

9

Case No. 1/38 — Sealed juvenil e case (m)

Public official/em ployee (other)

History of Yes suicide Mar. threats 20, and self 2001 mutilation; no informatio n available on criminal record

Yes (6, Hold plus (guns ammuni held for tion and one year other and weapon returned s) July March 2002)— 20, case 2001 closed

Case No. 2/39 — Sealed juvenil e case (m)

Public Murder official/em threat ployee (other)

Unknown

Yes (date unkno wn)

Yes (19, Other plus (court ammuni ordered tion, some accesso property ries, returned other and weapon some s, and destroye items) d in March March

23, 2001 Case Spouse No. (wife) 3/45 — James S. (m) Violent Neighbors Unknown threat (other) (harassed neighbors and threatene d to pay them back for allegedly trying to run him over with their car; wife told police that she feared for her and her neighbors' safety because husband started to carry gun while making threats) Violent Neighbor Unknown threat (other) (threatene d neighbor's child, “I will take care of the nigger in my own way,” for reporting inappropri ate sexual contact by subject's child) Suicide Self risk (told doctor he wanted to “drink Yes Aug. 20, 2001

2002)— case closed

Yes (13, Sell plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso sold; ries) guns Aug. sold)— 20, case 2001 closed

Case Neighbor No. (other) 4/95 — Alan G. (m)

Yes Sep. 29, 2003

Yes (1, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni set for tion and Oct. 7, other 2003; weapon initial s) Sep. court 29, order not 2003 known, but on March 7, 2007, gun was destroye d)—case closed Yes (30, Sell plus (guns ammuni transferr tion and ed to accesso licensed

Case No. 5/118 — Edwar

Health profession al (physician)

No Yes criminal or March psychiatric 24, record 2005

d S. (m)

himself to death” and had recently purchased gun) Violent Students threat (other) (threatene d to shoot students on school bus) Unknown Yes Oct. 28, 2004

ries) March 24, 2005

gun dealer for sale on May 13, 2005)— case closed

Case School bus No. driver 6/127 (other) — Sealed juvenil e case (m)

Yes (1, Transfer plus to third ammuni party tion, (court accesso ordered ries, guns and transferr other ed to nonsubject's gun father, related who items) owned Nov. them)— 28, case 2004 closed

Case ExNo. girlfriend 7/146 — Robert B. (m)

Murder threats (threatene d to kill exgirlfriend by shooting her in head— made at least 10 such threats)

Exgirlfriend and her children (partner)

No criminal history Mental health record: unknown

Yes Yes (11) Unknown Sep. Sep. 17, (hearing 16, 2005 set for 2005 Sep. 27, 2005; no informati on on initial court order but guns turned over to relatives on March 31, 2008 on court order)— case closed Yes Aug. 6, 2006 Yes (3, Unknown plus (court ammuni order tion and unclear, accesso but as of ries) May 14, Aug. 6, 2008, 2006 police still had guns)— file

Case ExNo. girlfriend 8/177 —W.K. (m)

Murder/sui Self and Unknown cide threat ex (entered girlfriend exgirlfriend's apartment appearing “intoxicate d and depressed ”; made

murder and suicide threats; returned later with handgun) Case Police No. 9/257 — Mark C. (m) Other Self and (failure to spouse surrender firearms after being issued temporary restraining order in domestic violence case) Murder/sui Self and cide threat spouse (history of (wife) physically abusing wife) Yes

closed

Yes (5, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni set for Feb. tion and Feb. 24, 11, 2009; no 2009 other weapon further s) Feb. informati 11, on 2009 available )

Monroe

4

Case Spouse No. (wife) 1/28 — Anthon y T. (m)

Manic Yes depressive Sep. 8, 2000 Criminal record: unknown

Yes (5, Return plus (hearing ammuni on Sep. tion and 22, 2000, other Oct. 18, weapon 2000, s) Sep. and Feb. 8, 2000 14, 2001; on Aug. 8, 2002, court granted responde nt's motion to return guns)— case closed NA (no hearing required) —case closed

Case Public No. official/em 2/12 — ployee Stephe n S. (m)

Other (as No condition specific of release target for an assault crime, subject not allowed to possess guns; mother and sister alleged that he

Diagnosed as paranoid schizophre nic Arrests for assault, threatenin g, and breach of peace

Yes No Nov. 18, 1999

had guns; subject allegedly threatene d mother and sister and put unloaded gun to his head in the past) Case Unknown/u Suicide No. nclear risk 3/96 — (implied Debra suicide W. (f) threats) Self Psychiatric Yes treatment Nov. 6, 2002 Criminal history record: unknown Yes (5, Hold plus (court ammuni apparentl tion and y ordered accesso the guns ries) held for Nov. 6, one year; 2002 on Nov. 20, 2003, police gave guns to gun store for sale pursuant to a second court order)— case closed Yes (29, Return plus (on June accesso 23, 2004, ries and court ammuni granted tion motion to April 2, return 2004) guns; guns returned) —case closed

Case Public No. official/em 4/98 — ployee ( Richar d L. (m)

Other (told Probation probation officer officer that (police/la “his pick w needs a enforcem new ent handle”; official) he intended to “play softball”. . .”if you know what I mean”; he had a “weapons permit if you know what I mean”) Self

Post traumatic syndrome and alcohol abuse One DUI arrest case nolled, another pending

Yes April 2, 2004

Naugatu 2

Case

Unknown/u Suicide

Unknown

Yes

Yes (2, Hold

ck

No. nclear 1/196 — Michae l A. (m)

risk (admitted drug abuser; also apparently depressed; father reported seeing son put firearm to head; expressed concern about son possessing firearms) Suicide risk Self Unknown

May plus (court 16, accesso ordered 2006 ries and guns ammuni held for tion) one year; May 19, as of May 2006) 12, 2008, subject had not claimed them)— file closed

Case Relative No. (brother) 2/183 — Kennet h B. (m)

Yes Sep. 24, 2006

Yes (32, Unknown plus (hearing one set for knife) Oct. 4. Sep. 24, 2006; no 2006 informati on on hearing or initial court order, but police returned guns on Nov. 8, 2007)— case closed Yes (2, Transfer plus to third ammuni party tion) (court Feb. 20, ordered 2001 guns transferr ed o subject's son; guns turned over)— case closed

New Britain

9

Case Spouse No. (wife) 1/35 — John S. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide; allegedly depressed and desponden t because of injury that prevented him from working; refused to cooperate with police

Unknown

Yes Feb. 20, 2001

officers who responded to wife's allegations ) Case Unknown/u Unknown Unknown Unknown No. nclear (record 2/23 — incomplet Stanle e) y M. (m) Yes (date unkno wn) Yes (8, Sell plus (court ammuni ordered tion) guns May 31, transferr 2000 ed to gun dealer on July 24, 2000)— case closed Yes (2, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion) guns Aug. held for 14, one year; 2001 guns returned on Oct. 2, 2002) —case closed

Case Self No. 3/53 — Mark Z. (m)

Suicide Self risk (respondin g officer found a knife embedded in subject's abdomen in apparent suicide attempt) Suicide Self risk (took gun to workplace and threatene d to kill himself because he was apparently distressed that his wife wanted a divorce; history of suicidal threats)

Unknown

Yes Aug. 14, 2001

Case Spouse No. (wife) 4/30 — K. T. (m)

Unknown

Yes Yes (1) Hold Oct. Oct. 13, (court 13, 2000 ordered 2000 gun held for one year; on May 27, 2004, police asked defendan t's permissio n to destroy the gun because he showed no interest in

retrieving it)—case closed Case Self No. 5/83— Louise R. (f) (83) Mental No instability specific (made target irrational calls to police and veiled threats to kill anyone who invaded her space; allegedly suffered from paranoia) Under Departme nt of Protective Services care Criminal history record: unknown Yes Yes (2), Hold plus (court ammuni ordered Dec. tion guns 31, Dec. held for 2003 31, one year; 2003 guns were not claimed; turned over on June 22, 2005, to CSP for destructi on)— case closed Yes Yes (4) Hold June 16, (court ordered June 2004 guns 16, held until 2004 July 7, 2005; turned over to CSP for destructi on on Nov. 22, 2005)— case closed Yes Yes (10) Transfer Jan. 20, to third 2008 party Jan. (court 19, ordered 2008 guns transferr ed to third party; as of May 30, 2008, guns not claimed) Yes (4, Destroy plus (court

Case Health No. profession 6/107 al (medic) — Michae l R. (m)

Suicide Self risk (made suicide threats)

Unknown

Case Neighbor No. (other) 7/161 — George M. (m)

Reckless Neighbor Unknown gun (other) display (held neighbor at gun point in dispute over alleged excessive car noise)

Case No.

Anonymou Murder s (other) threat

Police

Arrest Yes record for Jan.

8/181 — Donald S. (m)

(allegedly threatene d to kill police officers; subject had been given accelerate d rehabilitati on (AR) for hitting someone with gun and, as condition of AR, should not possess guns) Murder/sui cide threats (while being evaluated by emergenc y room staff, threatene d to kill self and staff)

striking 18, other someone 2006 weapon with a gun s) Jan. 18, 2006 Mental health record : unknown

ordered guns destroye d)—case closed

Case Police No. 9/182 — Michae l N. (m)

Self and Unknown hospital personnel (other)

Yes Jan. 24, 2006

Yes (2 Return BB guns (court and ordered accesso the guns ries) returned; Jan. 24, guns 2006 destroye d on March 14, 2008 because owner did not claim them)— file closed Yes (2, Unknown plus (initial ammuni court tion and order accesso unknown, ries) but it Oct. 15, appears 2003 court ordered guns destroye d in 2005)— case closed

New Canaan

1

Case ExNo girlfriend 1/74— Shawn M. (m)

Murder Ex Unknown threats girlfriend (former and family police officer with domestic violence history and ready access to firearms)

Yes Oct. 15, 2003

New Haven

1

Case Spouse No. (wife) 1/117 — Frennis W. (m)

Murder Spouse threats (wife) (threatene d to shoot wife and “splatter her brains all over the sofa”)

Outstandin Yes g arrest Mar. warrant 22, for 2005 separate domestic violence incident Mental health history: unknown

Yes (1, Unknown plus (appears ammuni that gun tion) was March destroye 22, d by 2005 agreeme nt of all parties, and no court order was given)— case closed Yes (4, Return plus (court accesso ordered ries and gun ammuni returned; tion) gun Jan. 18, returned 2008 on April 18, 2008) —case closed

New Milford

1

Case Self No. 1/163 — Gaylor d B. (m)

Mental No instability specific (called target police departmen t to report strange sightings, including trucks coming out of the ground and shapechanging trailers on his property; threatene d to use guns on people in the trailers) Suicide Self risk (history of emotional instability and threats to kill self and girlfriend)

Unknown

Yes Jan. 18, 2008

Newingto n

12

Case Public No. 1/8 official/em — ployee Robert S. (m)

Treatment Yes for bipolar Nov. disorder 9, and manic 1999 depression ; history of emotional instability Criminal history record: unknown

Yes (1, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and gun held accesso for one ries) year; Nov. 9, when not 1999 claimed court ordered it transferr ed to

Departm ent of Environm ental Protectio n on April 27, 2004) —case closed Case Relative No. (brother) 2/31 — Robert B. (m) Suicide Self risk (locked self in room with rifle after dispute with sibling and refused to respond to family; history of illegal drug use and altercation s with sister) California Yes arrest for Nov. cultivating 13, marijuana; 2000 Conn. arrest for striking sister; after an involuntar y 15-day committal to a psychiatric facility on Oct. 30, 2000, psychiatris t said subject showed no “signs of psychopat hology.. and [was]. . . not a danger to himself or others.”) Yes (5, Transfer plus to third ammuni party tion) (court Nov. ordered 13, guns 2000 transferr ed to qualified relative) —case closed

Case Friend No. 3/41 – Lee T. (m)

Suicide Self risk (made suicide threats)

Hospitaliza Yes Yes (2) Unclear tion for June 27, (case suicidal was (date 2001 behavior. unkno continue d from wn) July 9 to Criminal July 16, history 2001; record: guns unknown were released on October 9, 2001 under

court order) case closed Case Public No. official/em 4/106 – ployee Charle s B. (m) Murder Public Unknown threats official/ (angry employee that postal employee walked on his lawn, called post office yelling that he “had a gun, gun permit, and a club”) Yes Yes (1) March March 25, 2004 25, 2004 Hold (court ordered gun held for one year; amended order to have guns transferr ed to conserva tor; guns transferr ed)- case closed

Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk 5/139 (threatene — d suicide) Michae l N. (m)

Hospitaliza Yes Yes (6) Hold tion for (court mental June June 30, ordered illness guns 30, 2005 held for 2005 one year, Criminal until June history 30,2006; record: guns unknown returned on July 27, 2006) —case closed Unknown Yes Yes (5, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered Jan. tion and guns 25, 2009 accesso held for ries) one year; Jan. 25, as of May 2008 30, 2008 police still holding guns) Case open

Case Friend No. 6/165 – Brian G. (m)

Suicide Self risk (excessive drinking in reaction to a Hartford Courant article alleging sexist and racist comments to subordinat es; wrote note bequeathi ng his

belongings to children.) Case Self No. 7/168 – Jade D. (m) Murder Neighbor threat (other) (threatene d to blow neighbor's head” off, told police he had videotape d officers breaking in to his home and stealing items; subject's caseworke r and crisis unit official described him as “extremel y paranoid, agitated and angry”; subject acknowled ged possessing several firearms. Traumatic brain injury and diagnosed as bipolar disorder Criminal history record: unknown Yes Yes (14) Hold (court March March ordered guns 18, 18, held for 2008 2008 one year; as of May 30, 2008, police still holding guns)

Case Unknown/u Murder No No. nclear threat specific 8/187 (subject, target John J. unable to (m) care for himself, did not want to leave home and threatene d to shoot anyone who entered his house)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (10) Sell (hearing Dec. Dec. 7, held on Dec. 19, 7, 2006 2006; 2006 conserva tor requeste d that guns be sold) – case closed

Case Police No. 9/157 – Steven D. (m)

Mental No instability specific (incessant target rambling about his evil side, the mafia, corrupt politicians, killing his brother when he was about four years old, people he hated, etc.) Suicide Self risk (in routine traffic stop subject became agitated and asked police to just shoot him because his life was over; told police he lost a relative and his job, his mother was dying, and he was in the process of losing his house; thus, he had no reason to live)

Psychiatric Yes treatment (selfDec. reported) 21, 2007

Yes (1) Destroy (owner asked Dec. police to 21, destroy 2007 guns; turned over CSP on Feb. 26, 2008) – case closed

Case Police No. 10/219 – Ronald P. (m)

Arrest record for altercation with neighbor; Mental health record: unknown

Yes

Yes (7) Destroy (court ordered Aug. Aug. guns 21, 21, destroye 2007 2007 d; guns destroye d) – case closed

Case Health No. profession 11/256 al (doctor) — Aaron S. (m)

Murder Coworker Psychiatric threat (workplac care for (reportedl e) about y told his seven physician years that he

Yes

Yes (2, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni set for Jan. tion) Jan. 23, 12, Jan. 12, 2009; no 2009 2009 further

was so angry that he “was ready to cock his gun and shoot his excoworker) Case Ex-wife No 12/268 — Gary R. (m) Murder/sui Self and cide threat ex-wife Unknown Yes

informati on available )

Yes (8, Unknown plus (hearing April ammuni set for tion and April 17, 3, 2009 accesso 2009; no ries) further April 6, informati 2009 on available ) Yes Yes (1) Unknown March (hearing March 3, 2009 set for March 5, 16, 2009; 2009 no further informati on available ) Yes Yes (5, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered Nov. tion and guns 9, 1999 accesso held for ries) one year Novem on ber 6, Novembe 1999 r 17, 1999; on April 6, 2000, court ordered them released to a 3rd party, who claimed them on April 21, 2000) –

Newtown

1

Case Relative No. (brother) 1/266 — Christo pher C. (m)

Suicide Self risk (in apparent suicide attempt, shot self several times with handgun)

Unknown

North Branford

2

Case Police No. 1/6 – Richar d M. (m)

Murder/sui Self, Unknown cide neighbors, threats and (subject coworkers was depressed because of likely job loss, was suspended for striking coworker, was drinking heavily and have temper tantrums; police investigati on revealed he

possessed guns; psychiatris t advised police he was a threat to himself and others and should not possess guns) Case Health No. profession 2/237 al (doctor) — Donna C. (f) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide) Unknown Yes

case closed

Yes (1) Unknown (hearing set for Sept. Sept. Oct. 1, 24, 24, 2008; no 2008 2008 further informati on available ) Yes Yes (4) Unclear Feb. Feb. 8, (apparen 8, 2000 tly the 2000 case was dismisse d and as part of plea deal, guns were returned to the subject in July 2000)— case closed Yes Dec. 3, 2002 Yes (10, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni set for tion and Dec. 16, accesso 2002; no ries) further Dec. 3, informati 2002 on received) —file closed

North Haven

3

Case Employer No. (workplace 1/17 — ) John D. (m)

Murder Coworker Unknown threat (workplac (stalked e) and threatene d town employee)

Case Girlfriend No. 2/91 — Felix D. (m)

Domestic Girlfriend violence (punched and kicked girlfriend; said he wished her dead)

Arrest record (10 arrests for assault, threatenin g, disorderly conduct, illegal gun use, criminal mischief,

etc; at time of gun seizure complaint, police held two arrests warrant for subject, including one for attempting to assault police officer) Case Relative No. (son) 3/99 — William R. (m) Suicide Self risk (suicidal behavior and threats involving guns; history of domestic violence and psychologi cal problems) Murder No threat specific (when target advised of possible job terminatio n, subject said he had access to guns and would “take care of the problem”) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide; also Treatment Yes Yes (3) Unknown for June June 3, (hearing depression 3, 2003 set for and 2003 June 11, anxiety; 2003; no DUI and further family informati violence on arrests received) —file closed

Norwich

1

Case No 1/9 — Richard G. (m)

Former employer (workplace )

Arrest Yes record for Nov. disorderly 12, conduct 1999 and assault; no informatio n on psychiatric history

Yes (2, Transfer plus to thirdammuni party tion and (court other ordered weapon guns ) Nov. released 12, to 1999 relative on Nov. 29, 1999) —case closed

Old Saybrook

1

Case Relative No 1/61 (parent) —Arthur G. (m)

Unknown

Yes Yes (1) Unknown Jan. Jan. 29, (hearing 28, 2002 set for 2002 Feb. 13, 2002;

brandishe d gun at individual and stated “I wouldn't want to have to use this; ” had recorded history of brandishin g guns at people) Plainville 2 Case Spouse No. (wife) 1/75— Robert J. (m) Murder Police threat (directed at police respondin g to verbal abuse complaint from wife) History of alcohol abuse, treatment for psychologi cal disorder Yes Oct. 2, 2003

initial order unknown, but on May 17, 2002, court ordered guns returned; guns returned) —case closed Yes (28, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni set for tion and Oct. 15, bow 2003; and court arrows) order Oct. 2, unclear 2003 but guns returned on Nov. 1, 2004) —case closed Yes (14) Destroy March (court 28, ordered 2007 gun destroye d; gun turned over to CSP on Nov. 20, 2007 and destroye d)—case closed

Case Spouse No. (wife) 2/195 — William K. (m)

Other Relative Unknown (subject (daughter was being ) (other) investigat ed for sexual contact with 13year old daughter; also history of family violence; wife reported (1) subject being frequently intoxicate d and (2) being fearful of subject's “mental stability”

Yes Mar. 28, 2007

and stated that “he carries a handgun with him at all times.” Plymouth 1 Case Relative No. (sister) 1/101 — Wayne C. (m) Suicide Self risk (suicidal talk; while carrying loaded shotgun in his house, told sister she would be reading his name in the paper the next day; admitted to police he had threatene d suicide) Murder Police threat (had access to guns, history of threatenin g behavior, and arrest record for reckless endanger ment) Murder Spouse threat (estrange (was in d wife) midst of acrimonio us divorce; had known access to guns and history of physical Unknown Yes Yes (2) Return June June 11, (court 11, 2003 ordered 2003 guns returned; defendan t agreed to let police keep them for 30 days; guns returned on August 1, 2003)— case closed Yes April 12, 2000 Yes (18) Return April (court 14, ordered 2000 guns returned on June 15, 2000 on grounds of insufficie nt evidence )—case closed Yes (6) Nov. 19, 1999 Unknown (as of May 8, 2008, police still holding guns)— file closed

Rocky Hill

3

Case No. 1/20 — Raymo nd P. (m)

Public official/em ployee (other)

Unknown

Case Spouse No. (estranged 2/10 — wife) Joseph S. (m)

History of domestic violence arrests; subject of family violence protective orders; previous stay in

Yes Nov. 18, 1999

violence) Case Relative No. (mother) 3/54 — John B. (m) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide; held wife and daughter hostage)

psychiatric facility Severe alcoholic who had been in detoxificat ion center several times; no criminal record informatio n Yes June 23, 2002 Yes (5, Transfer plus to third other party weapon (court s and ordered ammuni guns tion) transferr June 15, ed to 2002 defendan t's mother; guns transferr ed)— case closed NA (no hearing required) —case closed

Seymou r

4

Case No. 1/97 — Thoma s G. (m)

Employer Murder Ex of subject's threat girlfriend ex(made girlfriend numerous (other) threatenin g calls to exgirlfriend at her workplace and home; heavy drinker and drug abuser) Murder/sui Self and cide unspecifie (suicidal d others and homicidal behavior)

“Prior Befor NA (no record” e search and was warra require on nt d; probation was subject when signe surrend complaint d, ered filed; no subjec guns mental t volunta health volunt rily history arily (2004)) informatio gave n available up guns Psychiatric evaluation indicated that subject was depressed and had “multiple old and new risk factors for suicide” Yes Jul. 19, 2001 Yes (8, plus other weapon s) July 19, 2001

Case Health No. profession 2/44 — al (doctor) Paul W. (m)

Hold (court ordered guns held until July 17, 2002— guns turned over to relative in 2002) —case closed

Case Neighbor No. (other) 3/58 — Alfred Y. (m)

Reckless Children gun use (other) (pointed gun at children trespassin

No record Yes (June 5, 2002)

Yes (10, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso held for ries) one year;

g on his property)

June 7, guns 2002 returned Sep. 19, 2004)— case closed CoUnknown workers (workplac e) Yes Yes (3) Unknown (hearing set for Aug. Aug. Sept. 9, 21, 21, 2008; no 2008 2008 further informati on available )

Case Co-workers Violent No. (workplace threat 4/252 ) (threatene — d to blow Michae up his l M. place of (m) employme nt; check of his computer showed visits to several websites dealing with workplace shootings, workplace murders, and workplace violence) Simsbur y 3

Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk (gave 1/16— loaded Martin gun to 15B. (m) year old daughter during heated argument and told her to kill him)

Unknown

Yes Yes (1) Hold Feb. Feb. 1, (court 1, 2000 ordered 2000 gun held for one year until Feb. 9, 2001; later, court ordered the gun destroye d; police turned it over to CSP for destructi on on May 9, 2001)— case closed Yes Yes (5, Unknown

Case

Ex-

Suicide

Self

Received

No. girlfriend 2/260 — James L. (m)

risk (told exgirlfriend he could not go on living anymore)

two complaints for Feb. reckless 19, display of 2009 a firearm

plus (hearing ammuni set for tion) Feb. 27, Feb. 19, 2009; 2009 court apparentl y ordered firearms returned)

Case Neighbor No. (other) 3/226 — Joseph F. (m)

Reckless No gun use specific (killed target black bear and other animals in his backyard, which is in close proximity to neighborin g homes) Reckless Unclear gun use (subject shot self in stomach in questiona ble circumsta nces; wife reported subject's drug abuse and recent desponden t behavior resulting from marital conflict and impending separation ; wife expressed fear for her children's safety; subject gave

Unknown

Yes

Yes (1) Unknown (hearing June June 3, set for June 16, 4, 2008 2008; no 2008 further informati on available )

South Windsor

2

Case Police No. 1/172 — Jonath an V. (m)

Alleged Yes cocaine Feb. and 8, marijuana 2008 user; recent desponden t behavior

Yes (12, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni schedule tion and d for Feb. accesso 29, 2008; ries) continue Feb. 15, d to May 2008 23, 2008)

verbal consent to officials to remove guns) Case Relative No. (sister) 2/233 — Robert M. (m) Murder/sui Self and Eight Yes Yes (6) Unknown cide threat children's previous (hearing mother arrests for June June 20, on July 3, domestic 20, 2008; 2008 violence, 2008 court threatenin ordered g, DUI, guns violation of held for protective one year; order, etc. motion to reconside r granted for July 29; no further informati on available ) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide) Police Yes departmen t has July 5, document 2002 ed subject's threats to hurt mother and kill self Yes (33, Return plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso returned ries) on Sep. July 2, 27, 2002; 2002 guns returned on October 1, 2002) – case closed

Southing ton

10

Case Police No. 1/70 – David W. (m) (see case 2/71 below)

Case Police No. 2/71 – David W. (see case 1/71 above)

Suicide Self risk (police had record of subject's threats to kill self and hurt mother)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (3, Return plus (court ammuni ordered July 9, 2002 tion and guns accesso returned ries) on Sept. July 10, 27, 2002; 2002 guns returned on October 1, 2002) – case closed Yes (6, Transfer

Case

Health

Murder

Police

Treatment Yes

No. profession threat 3/86 — al (nurse) (psychiatri T. A. c nurse (m) told police that subject was a danger to himself and others; subject was angry at police who had raided his house and were investigati ng his alleged illegal gun trafficking) Case Self No. 4/93 — Edwar d S. (m) Mental No instability specific (called target police to report people hiding under his bed and voices speaking to him; son expressed concern about his father's mental state and his possession of guns) Suicide Self risk (subject told parents “ I am gonna get the gun and kill myself

and Aug. hospitaliza 1, tion for 2003 anxiety and depression

plus to third large party quantiti (court es of ordered ammuni guns tion and turned accesso over for ries) police Aug. 1, use and 2003 ammuniti on and accessori es held for 14 days)— case closed

Unknown

Yes Dec. 24, 2003

Yes (8) Dec. 24, 2003

Unclear (hearing set for Jan. 7, 2004; guns were returned on March 18, 2004) —case closed

Case Relative No. (mother) 5/112 —John S. (m)

Hospitalize Yes d for Aug. medicatio 9, n 2004 overdose; made suicidal comments on

Yes (3, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni schedule tion) d for Sep. Aug. 9, 16, 2004; 2004 initial court order not known,

in front of everybody so you will all have to live with it”)

“somewha t regular basis”

but police transferr ed guns to authorize d agent on Nov. 12, 2006) —case closed Yes Yes (1) Unknown Feb Feb. 28, (hearing 28, 2008 held on 2008 March 10, continue d to May 29, 2008)

Case Spouse No. (wife) 6/169 —Erik G. (m)

Mental No instability specific (subject target was having posttraumatic stress episode; previous record of suicidal threats, “manic episodes; and “seeing things'; wife asked police to remove guns because subject's behavior was getting worse) Reckless Motorist gun use (other) and display (subject, a retired police officer, impersona ted police officer, pulled over alleged speeding/r

PTSD diagnosis

Case Self No. 7/170 —Gary A. (m)

Post Yes Yes (11) Unknown traumatic Mar. March (case stress 2, 2, 2008 pending; issues, 2008 as of had April 30, threatened 2008, suicide in police front of still son; once holding staged guns) suicide to test wife's reaction

eckless driver, brandishe d gun and threatene d to blow head off) Case Neighbor No. (other) 8/194 — Richar d K. (m) Violent Animal threat (other) (subject threatene d to shoot and kill dog; pointed gun in direction of dog in fenced area in a “closely knit residential area with houses close to each other”; neighbor feared for her safety and called police) Suicide Self risk (firearmrelated suicide attempt related to divorce issues) Unknown Yes Yes (5) Unclear April April 3, (hearing 3, 2007 on May 2007 15, 2007; police transferr ed guns on July 10, 2007 to authorize d agent) —case closed

Case Police No. 9/198

Unknown


Michae l F. (m)

Yes Yes (2) Unclear June June 30, (hearing 30, 2006 set for 2006 July 12, 2006; initial court order unclear, but on Jan. 17, 2007, court ordered guns transferr ed to subject's botherin-law)— case

closed Case Unknown/u Unknown No. nclear 10/244 — Richar d K. (m) Unknown Unknown Unkno Yes (5) wn April 3, 2007 Thirdparty transfer (Initially court ordered guns turned over to State Police for destructi on; revised ordered to transfer guns to private party)

Stamford 1

Case ExNo. girlfriend 1/15— George V. (m)

Violent ExUnknown threat girlfriend (threatene d exgirlfriend with gun violence; history of physical violence and murder threats against exgirlfriend) Murder Ex-wife threat (told doctor during session of his desire to kill exwife and of his house full of guns, including assault weapons; in past Psychiatric involveme nt; no informatio n on criminal record

Yes Jan. 26, 2000

Yes (1, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and gun held other for one weapon year; no s) further seizure informati date on not available shown )—file on closed warrant

Torringto 4 n

Case Health No. profession 1/24 — al (doctor) Robert S. (m)

Yes June 21, 2000

Yes (35 Hold plus (court other ordered weapon guns s and held for ammuni one year; tion) guns June 21, returned 2000 on Sep. 1, 2003) —case closed

incident, had locked estranged wife in bedroom, kept her hostage for about 45 minutes, brandishe d gun at her, and threatene d to shoot her) Case Health No. profession 2/90 — al (doctor) Nelson B. (m) Mental No instability specific (doctor target said subject should not be allowed to possess guns as this may endanger others) Hospitaliza Yes tion for Nov. paranoid 25, psychosis 2002 Yes (1) Nov. 25, 2002 Unknown (hearing held Dec. 9, 2002; no dispositio n informati on available; as of May 12, 2008, police still holding gun)— file closed

Case Police No. 3/188 — James N. (m)

Mental No instability, specific paranoid target and delusional behavior (28 phone calls to police over 3-year period to report unsubstan tiated claims of vandalism to his property; equipped property

No Yes document ed history Oct. of mental 15, illness; no 2006 criminal history record informatio n available

Yes (7, Return plus (court accesso ordered ries) guns Oct. 15, returned) 2006 —case closed

with alarm system, surveillanc e cameras, noise emitting device, spotlights to protect self and family). Case Police No. informant 4/204 (other) — Andre w K. (m) Threatenin No g (faced specific with house target foreclosur e for back taxes, made statement s to the effect that he had guns and no one was going to take his house) No Yes Yes (20) Other criminal June June 13, (court record, but 13, 2007 ordered tax office 2007 some reported guns the turned subject's over to history of thirdinstability party and when others dealing destroye with the d)—case office closed

Trumbull 1

Case Health Murder/sui Self and No. profession cide threat spouse 1/66— al (wife) Louis K. (m)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (6, Transfer plus to third other party Mar. weapon (court 13, ordered 2002 s and ammuni guns tion) transferr Feb. 22, ed to 2002 qualified relative; guns transferr ed)— case closed NA (no hearing required) —case closed

UConn

1

Case Public No. official/em 1/62— ployee Stephe n L. (m)

Violent School threats officials (subject (other) left numerous disturbing, angry, and implicitly threatenin g voice

Psychiatric Yes No treatment for Jan. psychosis 26, 2002 Criminal history record: unknown

mail messages for school officials after he failed several law school courses) Vernon 4 Case Girlfriend No. 1/94— David K. (m) Suicide Self risk (suicide threat and behavior; called girlfriend, and threatene d suicide; girlfriend found him incoherent with empty bottle of Xanex, empty bottle of alcohol, and rifle next to him) Unknown Yes Yes (1) March March 16, 2004 17, 2004 Hold (court ordered gun held for one year; gun not claimed; turned over to CSP for destructi on)— case closed

Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk (series 2/104 of —Linda mysteriou M. (f) s fires involving subject in possession of gun and apparently suffering from depression , anxiety, or both) Case Spouse 3/192 (wife) — Domen ic R. (m) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Treatment Yes Yes (2) Return for May May 5, (court depression 5, 2004 ordered and 2004 police to anxiety return guns)— case Criminal closed history record: not known

Unknown

Yes April 30, 2007

Yes (1) April 29, 2007

Destroy (court ordered gun destroye d)— case

closed Case Self 4/209 — Dawn B. (f) Suicide Self risk (expresse d suicidal thoughts after receiving cancer diagnosis) Unknown Yes Aug. 27, 2007 Yes (1) Aug. 27, 2007 Destroy (court ordered gun destroye d)—case closed

Wallingfo 2 rd

Case Unknown/u Mental No No. nclear instability specific 1/148 (officials target — responded Stanle to y P. defendant' (m) s house six times in ten months for mental health issues; defendant sees imaginary objects and people; defendant abuses medicatio ns) Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk 2/120 (committe — d to Christo mental pher institution M. (m) after threatenin g suicide and found in possession of gun; upon release, sought to repossess gun)

Psychiatric Yes treatment Oct. for bi-polar 26, disorder 2005 and other mental health conditions Criminal record history: unknown

Yes (4 plus other weapon s) Nov. 1, 2005

Transfer to thirdparty (court ordered guns turned over to attorney; attorney collected them on April 4, 2007)— case closed

Unknown

Yes Nov. 16, 2005

Yes (4) Nov. 16, 2005

Hold (court ordered guns held for one year) —case closed

Waterbur y

3

Case No.

Neighbor (other)

Suicide risk

Self

Emergenc Yes y Aug.

Yes Unknown (unkno (as of

1/113 —Liam K. (m)

(desponde nt over mother's death)

commitme 26, nt at 2004 hospital for making threatenin g statement s against neighbor Hospitalize Yes d years May earlier for 12, suicide 2006 threat; recent depression Criminal history record : unknown Unknown Yes May 23, 2006

wn number ) Aug. 26, 2004

May 20, 2008, police still holding guns— file closed

Case Spouse No. (wife) 2/189 — Raymo nd H. (m)

Suicide Self risk (after wife informed him of intent to divorce, stopped taking his diabetes medicine, etc.) Suicide Self risk (subject told police he (1) was depressed and had not slept in days, (2) had been suspended from his job and was stressed; (3) had threatene d to kill himself and (4) had two unloaded guns) Suicide Self risk (reportedl y distraught over baby's death)

Yes (29, Hold plus (court other ordered weapon guns s and held for ammuni one year; tion) guns May 12, returned 2006 on July 31, 2007) —case closed Yes (2, Hold plus (court other ordered weapon guns s and held for ammuni one year; tion) as of May May 23, 20, 2008, 2006 police still holding guns)— file closed

Case Spouse No. (wife) 3/199 — Charle s G. (m)

Waterfor d

1

Case Relative No. (mother) 1/259 — Glenn F. (m)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (5, Unknown plus (hearing accesso set for Feb. ry) Feb. Feb. 25, 9, 2009; no 2009 10, 2009 further informati on

available ) West Hartford 31 Case Police No. 1/1 — Seymo ur C. (m) Mental No instability specific (Korean target veteran having flashbacks ; was on medicatio n for posttraumatic stress, had emotional and mental problems) Suicide Self risk (desponde nt over mother's death, locked himself in room and refused to eat or answer door or phone; was drinking heavily and was known to keep guns in his house) Murder/sui Self and cide threat partner (psychiatri st said subject was a threat to herself and others) PTSD Yes Yes (7) Hold Oct. Oct. 15, (initially 15, 1999 court Arrest 1999 ordered record not guns known held for one year; later, all parties agreed to dispose of them) —case closed Unknown Yes Yes (4) Hold Oct Oct. 23, (court 23, 1999 ordered 1999 guns held for one year —guns turned over to subject's estate on Jan. 30, 2001)— case closed

Case Relative No. 2/3 (brother) — Kennet h P. (m)

Case No. 3/14— Nancy N. (f)

Health profession al (therapist)

Psychiatric Yes No treatment Jan 5, for 2000 emotional problems Arrest record not known Unknown Yes Sep. 11, 2000 Yes (2, plus other weapon

NA (no hearing required) —case closed

Case Neighbors Mental No No. (other) instability specific 4/29— (kicked target W. H. garbage

Hold (court ordered guns

(m)

into streets, fired guns recklessly, ranted at passing traffic, etc.) Unknown Yes Aug. 22, 2001

s and held for ammuni one year; tion) guns returned) —case closed

Case Unknown/u Mental No No. nclear instability specific 5/46— (irrational target Stephe and n C. violent (m) behavior, smashed doors, thrashed house, etc. for no apparent reason) Case Unknown/u Other Spouse No. nclear (disturban (wife) 6/55— ce Mario complaint R. (m) involving couple in middle of divorce)

Yes (1) Aug. 22, 2001

Destroy (gun turned over to CSP for destructi on)— case closed

Unknown

Yes

Yes (1) Hold July 22, (court 2002 ordered July guns 22, held for 2002 one year; guns returned July 16, 2003)— case closed Yes Yes (7, Return plus (victim accesso withdrew Jan. ries) allegatio 25, 2002 Jan. 25, ns; by 2002 agreeme nt of parties, court ordered guns returned in Feb. 2002)— case closed No NA (court said previo NA—case closed

Case Ex7/59— girlfriend Eduard o R. (m) (see case No. 8/60 below)

Domestic ExUnknown violence; girlfriend (threatene d and hit victim with gun)

Case ExNo. girlfriend 8/60— Eduard

Other ExUnknown (continuati girlfriend on of case 7/59

o R. (m) (see case No. 7/59 above)

above)

us warra nt yielde d all the guns to which subjec t had acces s) Treatment Yes for severe Sep. depression 29, , 2003 alcoholism , and drug abuse; criminal history record unknown Yes (13, Return plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso returned; ries) guns Sep. 29, returned 2003 on Oct. 16, 2003) —case closed

Case No. 9/73— Martin F. (m)

Health profession al (clinical social worker)

Suicide Self risk (subject was very angry at his wife about pending divorce; gun permit revoked based on his emotional stability) Suicide Self risk (placed gun on chest and told girlfriend to shoot him)

Case Girlfriend No. 10/89 — Frederi ck H. (m)

Unknown

Yes Nov. 22, 2002

Yes (8) Nov. 17, 2002

Hold (court ordered guns held for one year; guns returned Oct 16, 2003— case closed

Case Unknown/u Suicide No. nclear risk 11/100 (suicide —Mark threat C. (m) involving guns)

Self

History of Yes psychiatric June treatment; 4, unknown 2003 criminal record

Yes (4, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion) guns June 4, held for 2003 one year; as of May 20, 2008, police still had guns)— file closed

Case Friend No. 12/126 — Richar d J. (m)

Murder/sui Self and Unknown cide threat exgirlfriend

Yes Yes (1) Hold Feb. Feb. 15, (court 14, 2005 ordered 2005 gun held for one year; as of May 20, 2008, police still holding gun)— file closed Yes Dec. 21, 2004 Yes (3) Unknown Dec. —file 21, closed 2004

Case Neighbor No. (other) 13/132 — David M. (m) Case Relative No. (father) 14/133 — Andre w S. (m) Case Health No. profession 15/144 al (doctor) — James B. (m)

Violent threat (gun threat)

Neighbor Unknown (other)

Murder/sui Self and cide threat father

Unknown

Yes No Oct. 7, 2004

NA (no guns seized; no hearing required) — case closed

Suicide Self risk ( in email to Governor Rell, stated that “I have lost everything ”; treating doctor said he believed subject “potentiall y suicidal”)

Unknown

Yes Yes (1) Return June June 15, (court 10, 2005 ordered 2005 gun returned; gun returned on Aug. 29, 2005) —case closed

Case Unknown/u Violent CoUnknown No. nclear threats workers 16/138 (after job (workplac — demotion, e) Richar threatene d S. d to blow (m) up workplace)

Yes

Yes (5, Unknown plus (hearing June ammuni set for tion and July 1, 17, 2005 accesso 2005; no ries) hearing June 17, informati 2005 on

available; police still holding guns on May 20, 2008)— file closed Case Spouse No. (wife) 17/154 — James S. (m) Domestic Spouse abuse/viol (wife) ence (including threats, physical violence, and property destructio n) Mental No instability specific (subject target exhibited paranoid, delusional behavior; town social worker contacted police, believing subject , who was facing foreclosur e, suffered from undiagnos ed mental disease; police had two previous incidents with subject in which he “displayed actions consistent with paranoia Arrest for Yes domestic March violence; 20, psychiatric 2006 record not known Yes (4, Return plus (court accesso ordered ries) guns March returned) 20, —case 2006 closed

Case Public No. official/em 18/176 ployee — Arthur N. (m)

History of Yes strange behavior Sep. with 26, neighbors; 2006 sent rambling letter to police departmen t

Yes (31, Hold (on plus May 7, “thousa 2007, the nds of court rounds extended of the ammuni holding tion”) order for Sep. 26, an 2006 additiona l year; as of May 20, 2008, police still holding guns)— file closed

and some mental illness”) Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk (told 19/185 doctor he — planned to Thoma kill himself s W. with gun; (m) doctor noted that subject was suicidal and a danger to himself and others) Case Spouse No. (wife) 20/197 — Robert H. (m) Unknown Yes Yes (3) Hold (on Nov. Nov. 8, Nov. 8, 7, 2006 2007 the 2006 court ordered a one-year extensio n on Nov. 8, 2006; as of May 20, 2008, police still holding guns)— file closed Yes Yes (2) Other May 18, (court ordered May 2006 guns 17, transferr 2006 ed; prosecut or recomme nded one gun be turned over to dealer for sale and the other (the wife's gun) be held until the criminal case ended; as of June 20, 2007 police still had the latter gun)— file closed

Murder/sui Spouse Unknown cide threat (wife) and (emotional self ly disturbed)

Case Spouse No. (wife) 21/213 —Peter D. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Previous suicide attempts Criminal history record: unknown

Yes Yes (4) Unknown Oct. Oct. 23, (hearing 23, 2007 set for 2007 Nov. 1, 2007; no informati on on hearing or court order, but guns were returned —case closed Yes Yes (3) Hold Oct. Oct. 24, (court 24, 2007 ordered 2007 guns held for one year; as of May 20, 2008, police holding guns)— case open Yes (5) Unknown Oct. 28, (hearing 2008 set for May 9, 2008; no further informati on available )

Case Boyfriend No. 22/216 —Keith W. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Unknown

Case Unknown/u Mental No No. nclear instability specific 23/220 target — David D. (m)

Being Yes treated for bipolar disease and depression Criminal history record: unknown

Case Spouse No. (wife) 24/240 — Harry F. (m)

Suicide risk

Self

Unknown

Yes

Yes (3, Unknown plus (hearing Oct. ammuni set for tion) Nov. 5, 24, 2008; no 2008 Oct. 24, further informati 2008 on available ) Yes Feb. 17, Yes (1) Unknown (hearing Feb. 17, set for March 2, 2009

Case Relative No. (mother) 25/262 —

Suicide Self risk (Distraugh t over

Unknown

Taber M. (m)

death of girlfriend, told mother “I don't want to live anymore and if I had a gun I would put it to my head”) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide) Unknown

2009

2009; no further informati on available )

Case Spouse No. (wife) 26/243 —Barry C. (m)

Yes

Yes (15, Unknown plus (hearing Nov. ammuni set for tion and Dec. 3, 19, 2008 accesso 2008; no ries) further informati on Nov. available 18, ) 2008

Case Spouse No. (wife) 27/269 — N. C. (m)

Domestic Spouse abuse/viol (wife) ence

Arrested Yes Yes (5) Unknown for animal (hearing cruelty; April April 4, set for also April 14, 4, 2009 subject of 2009 2009; no active further warrant informati for on aggravate available d domestic ) assault Yes Yes (22, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni set for Dec. tion and Dec. 19, 5, 2008 accesso 2008; no ries) other informati Dec. 5, on available 2008 ) Yes Yes (1) Unknown (no May May 19, informati on 20, 2009 available 2009 ) Yes May Yes (3, Unknown plus (no ammuni informati tion) on

Case Unknown/u Unknown No. nclear 28/246 — Arthur N. (m)

Unknown Previous arrest; confined to Whiting forensic Institute

Case Relative No. (sister) 29/276 — Abbott G. (m) Case Spouse No. (wife) 30/277 —Keith

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Unknown

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Unknown

D. (m)

May 6, available 2009 ) 6, 2009 Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide) Reportedly Yes an alcoholic April in alcohol 28, rehabilitati 2009 on program Domestic Yes violence March arrest; 15, psychiatric 2001 history not known Yes (11, Unknown plus (no ammuni informati tion and on accesso available ries) ) Yes (1, Return plus (court ammuni ordered tion and gun accesso returned; ries) as of March April 30, 16, 2008, 2001 status unclear) —file closed

Case Relative No. (mother) 31/250 — Matthe w H. (m) West Haven 4 Case Employer No. (workplace 1/37— ) Kurt H. (m)

Suicide Self risk (desponde nt behavior over prospect of losing his job, told police that they may as well put bullet in his head) Reckless No gun use specific (recklessly target discharged gun in backyard, damaging property)

Case Police No. 2/57— Donald M. (m)

Bipolar Yes and July psychoso 12, matic 2002 conditions, hospitaliza tion for psychiatric condition, alcohol dependenc y; criminal record unknown

Yes (1, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion, guns other held for weapon one year s, and and accesso destroye ries) d after July 12, holding 2002 period; guns destroye d on Sep. 27, 2004) –case closed Yes (13, Hold plus (court other ordered weapon guns s, held for ammuni one year tion, (July 20, and 2005); accesso guns ries) returned July 6, on July

Case Girlfriend No. 3/153 — Malcol m N. (m)

Mental No instability specific target

History of Yes psychiatric July 5, problems; 2005 seeing psychiatris tundisclose d diagnosis Criminal

2005 history record not known Case Police No. 5/255 — Philip M. (m) Murder Police threat (threatene d to kill police after Board of Firearms Examiners found him unsuitable to possess gun permit) Suicide Self risk (reportedl y told nurse his wife was worth nothing and he may as well end it) Unknown Yes

31, 2006) —case closed

Yes (17, Hold plus (hearing ammuni held Feb. Jan. tion and 9, 2009; 14, 2009 accesso firearms ries) ordered held for Jan. 14, six months 2009 until Aug. 10, 2009)

Wether 1 sfield

Case No. 1/247 — Alexis H. (m)

Health profession al (visiting nurse)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (23, Unknown plus (hearing Dec. ammuni date set tion and for Jan. 29, 12, 2009; 2008 other weapon no s) Dec. further 29, informati 2008 on available ) Yes Yes (3) Hold Sep. 10, (court ordered Sep. 2001 guns 10, held for 2001 one year until Sep. 20, 2002; no further informati on available )—file closed

Windsor 2

Case Unknown/u Informatio Unknown Unknown No. nclear n 1/51— unavailabl David e H. (m)

Case Spouse No. (estranged 2/128 wife) — Anthon y S. (m)

Murder Spouse threat (estrange (told wife d wife) he would kill her and police could not help her)

Felony Yes Yes (5, Unknown conviction Jan. 8, plus (as of for risk of 2005 ammuni Feb. 28, injury tion) 2006, (1996); Jan 8, police history of 2005 still had domestic guns; no violence further

(2003)

informati on available )—file closed Yes Yes (20) Return March (guns 23, March returned 2005 23, on May 2005 27, 2005) —case closed

Windsor Locks

3

Case Spouse No. (wife) 1/119 — John N. (m)

Mental No instability specific (wife told target police that subject was “causing a disturbanc e”; subject on medicatio n for “thyroid disease and has become manic”; wife wanted guns removed until his condition was stabile, said subject had history of violence) Violent threat (was having family problems; said if he didn't have time off from work, he was going to go crazy and start shooting; pointed gun at coworker

Unknown criminal record Mental health history: unknown

Case Employer No. (workplace 2/129 ) — Alvin D. (m)

CoUnknown workers (workplac e)

Yes Feb. 3, 2005

Yes (1, Destroy plus (court ammuni ordered tion, guns accesso destroye ries and d April pistol 12, 2005) permit) —case Feb. 4, closed 2005

and left in possession of gun) Case Spouse No. (wife) 3/253 — Dennis T. (m) Murder threat Police Police responded to defendant' s home on numerous occasions because the defendant apparently became violent and threatenin g when his blood sugar was low Yes Yes (5, Unknown plus (hearing ammuni set for Dec. tion) Jan. 23, 12, Jan. 12, 2009; no 2009 2009 further informati on available )

Wolcott

1

Case Relative No. (mother) 1/18— Craig P. (m) (18)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Hospitaliza Denie NA tion for d for suicidal lack behaviors of proba ble Criminal history not cause (Feb. known 2000) Unknown Yes Nov. 1, 1999

NA (subject committe d suicide) —case closed

State Police Troop D

43

Case Police No. 1/5 — David A. (m) (Daniel son)

Violent Motorist behavior (other) (road rage incident in which deputy sheriff, while drunk, pursued black couple on highway, directed racial slurs at them, and fired shots at them)

Yes (7, Return plus (court ammuni ordered tion and CSP to other return weapon guns s) Nov. because 1, 1999 CSP had not exhauste d the law's reasonab le alternativ e standard s; person did not retrieve guns, and they

were destroye d on May 8, 2002) —case closed

Troop C

Case No. 2/11— Edwar d S. (m) (Tollan d)

Health profession al (visiting nurse)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d to blow off his head because he was depressed over wife's death; doctor expressed concern over guns in subject's house)

Unknown

Yes Nov. 18, 2009

Yes (12, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso held for ries) one year Nov. on Jan. 5, 18, 2000— 1999 guns returned on Jan. 16, 2001, except an unregiste red TEC 9, which was ordered destroye d)—case closed Yes (72, Transfer plus to third ammuni party tion and (court accesso ordered ries) guns Aug. 2, transferr 2000 ed to a 3rd party on April 6, 2001) —case closed Yes (231) Aug. 30, 2000 Other (court ordered guns, except assault weapons, transferr ed to gun dealer on Dec. 6, 2000; per

Case Police No. 3/26— Michae l S. (m) (Salem )

Mental No instability specific target

Institution alized for mental problems Felony arrest history

Yes (date unkno wn)

Case Relative No. (sister-in4/27— law) Robert B. (m) (Monro e/ Troop K)

Other Relative (sister-in- (sister-inlaw law) expressed (other) fear of subject after her actions led to his arrest; subject had

Arrest for forgery Mental health history: unknown

Yes Aug. 23, 2000

access to large cache of guns; went to sisterin-law's residence while armed to claim property) Case Police No. 5/33— Jerome F. (m) (see case No. 6/34 below) (Troop K) Violent Neighbor threats (other) (history of violent threats, including gun threats, directed at neighbor in numerous calls to police departmen t, many made while drunk) Criminal record for carrying gun without permit Mental health history: unknown Yes Feb. 16, 2001

court order, assault weapons turned over to subject on March 22, 2001) —case closed Yes (1, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and gun held accesso for one ries) year; gun Feb. 16, returned 2001 on June 13, 2002) —case closed

Troop K

Case Police 6/34— Jerome F. (m) (see case No. 5/33 above)

Violent Neighbor Criminal threats (other) record for (see Case carrying 5/33 gun above) without permit Mental health history: unknown Suicide Self risk (expresse d suicidal thoughts to doctor; had access to large gun cache)

Yes Sep. 26, 2001

No (1 NA (court flare ordered launche flare r) launcher Sep. 26, destroye 2001 d)—case closed

Troop E (Montvill e)

Case No. 7/36— Robert L. (m)

Health profession al (psychiatri c clinician)

SixYes Yes (7) months for Mar 8, March breach of 2001 8, 2001 peace; long history of treatment for depression and mental problems;

Unknown (as of May 15, 2008, no informati on available )—file closed

history of suicide attempts Troop C (Ellingto n) Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk 8/47— (threatene Frank d to A. (m) commit suicide with gun) History of hospitaliza tion and treatment for mental health problems) Criminal history: not known Yes Sep. 7, 2001 Yes (unkno wn number ) No order (subject agreed to have CSP destroy guns but killed himself before written agreeme nt was signed)— case closed

Troop L Litchfield

Case No. 9/25— Robert P. (m)

Drug and Murder/sui Self and detoxificati cide threat sister on center employee (other)

History of voluntary and involuntar y commitme nt for alcohol abuse Criminal history: not known

Yes July 11, 2000

Yes (2, Transfer plus to third ammuni party tion (guns accesso transferr ries, ed to and defendan other t's weapon attorney ) on Sep. July 11, 20, 2000) 2000 —case closed

Troop A

Case Wife No. (spouse) 10/56 —Ray R. (m)

Violent Spouse threat and (wife) behavior (domestic violence; hit and threatene d wife)

History of alcoholism and spousal violence

Yes Yes (1) Hold July July 17, (court 17, 2002 ordered 2002 guns held until July 24, 2003; as of May 13, 2008, police still holding guns)— file closed Yes Yes (34) Hold March (court 14, March ordered 2002 14, guns 2002 held for one year; guns

Troop B

Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk 11/65 (threatene — d suicide Alexan with gun der S. after bank (m) foreclosed

Unknown

on his house and attempted to evict him) Troop H Case Police No. officer 12/69 — Audrey J. (f) Suicide risk Self Unknown Yes April 23, 2002 Yes (3) April 23, 2002

returned March 26, 2003) —case closed Hold (court ordered guns held for one year until May 6, 2003; handgun s destroye d on Oct. 9, 2003) —case closed

Troop H

Case Unknown/u Violent Unknown Unknown No. nclear behavior 13/68 (family — violence Joseph complaint; C. (m) previous history of threat to kill self and harm wife)

Yes Yes (10) Hold April (court 16, April ordered 2002 16, guns 2002 held for one year; guns destroye d on Nov. 1, 2005 because they were not claimed) —case closed Yes (4, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso held until ries) March March 31, 2005; 17, guns 2004 returned on that date)— case closed

Troop C

Case Police No. 14/79 —Kent C. (m)

Other (DUI No accident; specific investigati target ng officers found gun in vehicle; defendant had DUI record and previously complaine d to police of his depression ) Other No specific

DUI arrest Yes March 17, 2004

Troop C

Case No.

Police

DUI and Yes Yes (2, Destroy breach of March plus (court

15/81 — Robert R. (m)

target

peace 17, ammuni ordered conviction 2004 tion) guns s date destroye unknow d on April n 2, 2004) Previously —case hospitalize closed d for mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse; history of suicide attempts Yes No March 3, 2004 NA (no guns found, no hearing required) —case closed

Troop H

Case Public No. official/ 16/82 employee —Alan G. (m)

Murder Public Bipolar threat official/ disorder directed at employee DOT workers because agency was in process of taking family land by eminent domain Suicide Self risk (in drunken state, subject locked self in room with “large collection of firearms” where police heard “the action of a firearm moving to allow a round of ammunitio n into the chamber.)

Troop B

Case Relative No. (sister) 17/88 — Kennar d P. (m)

Bipolar Yes disorder Feb. and severe 6, alcoholism 2003 ; previous emergenc y committal s Criminal history record: unknown

Yes (10, Transfer plus to third other party danger (court ous ordered weapon guns s and turned ammuni over to tion) subject's Feb. 6, brother 2003 on Aug. 25, 2003) —case closed

Troop H

Case No.

Coworker Murder (workplace threat

Coworker No Yes (workplac informatio Jan.

Yes (6, Hold plus (court

18/92 ) — Eunice S. (f)

(“threaten e) ed to shoot coworker between the eyes”)

n available 18, on criminal 2003 or psychiatric history, but police had previously seized gun from subject because she had brandishe d it at another coworker Unknown Yes April 27, 2004

ammuni ordered tion and guns accesso held; ries) guns Jan. 17 returned and 19, on April 2003 17, 2005) —case closed

Troop C

Case Spouse No. (wife) 19/103 — Kevin R. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Yes (2) April 27, 2004

Hold (court ordered guns held for one year until May 6, 2005; guns returned to owner) —case closed

Troop C

Case No. 20/114 — Richar d L. (m)

Cemetery groundske eper (other)

Suicide Self risk (physician certified defendant as gravely disabled and dangerous to self and others) Murder/sui Self and cide relatives threats (subject said he had “a hit list on his wife, parents and also has a bullet with

Severe Yes Yes (1) Destroy depression Feb. 23, (court ordered Feb. 2005 guns 23, destroye 2005 d; guns destroye d)—case closed

Troop E

Case No. 21/123 — Jeffrey M. (m)

Health profession al (therapist)

History of Yes psychiatric May problems 11, 2005

No NA (court (ammu ordered nition return of and ammuniti accesso on to ries defendan only) t's father May 12, (May 26, 2005 2005); ammuniti on returned

—name on it”; “if the cops ever come here, I'll get a few of them before they get me”) Troop I Case Unknown/u Unknown No. nclear 22/135 — James B. (m) Unknown Unknown Yes Oct. 15, 2004 Yes (numbe r unclear ) Oct. 18, 2004

on June 2, 2005) —case closed

Hold (court ordered guns held for one year; guns returned on Sep. 6, 2006) —case closed

Troop L

Case Girlfriend No. 23/137 — Timoth y M. (m)

Mental No instability specific target

Bi-polar disorder; substance abuse

Yes Yes (13) Other May May 20, (court 20, 2005 ordered 2005 some weapons destroye d and others turned over to person other than the subject; turned over to gun dealer for sale)— case closed

Troop L

Case Employer No. (workplace 24/143 ) — Brian B. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

History of Yes Yes (13) Sell psychiatric Feb. (court problems 22, March ordered 2005 11, guns sold 2005 to gun dealer; guns sold on March 30, 2006) —case

closed Troop L Case Relative No. (daughter) 25/175 —Brett Z. (m) Suicide Self risk (subject, apparently depressed, told daughter he was “going to blow his brains out and get blood all over the porch”) Unknown Yes Nov. 17, 2007 Yes (6) Nov. 17, 2007 NA (No order made; related criminal case resolved in defendan t's favor; guns were returned without a court order)— case closed

Troop C

Case No. 26/179 — James M. (m)

Health Suicide Self profession risk al (threatene (counselor) d suicide)

Unknown

Yes Aug. 2, 2006

Yes (3, Destroy plus (court accesso ordered ries and one gun ammuni destroye tion) d and Aug. 2, others 2006 transferr ed or else destroye d; guns destroye d on Oct. 3, 2007) —case closed Yes (3) Aug. 10, 2006 Hold (court ordered guns held until Aug. 21, 2007; apparentl y subject did not claim guns; guns destroye d on Dec. 12, 2007) —case

Troop C

Case Spouse No. (wife) 27/180 — Joseph K. (m)

Suicide Self risk (physician treating subject for psychiatric problems recommen ded that subject hot get access to gun because of personal injury risk; told police

Psychiatric commitme nt; history of suicidal behavior

Yes Aug. 10, 2006

he was releasing subject only after being assured by subject's wife that subject would no have access to guns) Troop C Case Relative No. (mother) 28/191 — Jessie P. (m) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide) Unknown Yes May 1, 2007 Yes (1) date unknow n

closed

Hold (court ordered gun held until Aug. 1, 2007; apparentl y court also issued a second order for the gun to be destroye d)—case closed

Troop C

Case Spouse No. (husband) 29/200 — Jeanne S (f)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Voluntary Yes committal Sep. for 7, depression 2007 and anxiety

Yes (4, Hold plus (court ammuni ordered tion) guns Sep. 7, held for 2007 one year or transferr ed; as of May 8, 2008, CSP holding guns)— case open

Troop C

Case Girlfriend No. 30/193 — Richar d G. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Unknown

Yes Yes (2) Hold April April 7, (court 11, 2007 ordered 2007 guns held for one year; guns

returned on April 23, 2008) —case closed Troop C Case ExNo. girlfriend 31/201 — Thoma s M. (m) Suicide Self risk (sent text message to exgirlfriend with a photo of himself holding a gun to his head; Exgirlfriend said subject had threatene d to harm her and kill himself in past) Unknown Yes Yes (1) Hold Oct. 9, (court ordered Oct. 2007 guns 9, held for 2007 one year) —case open

Troop L

Case Unknown/u Mental No No. nclear instability specific 32/222 target — A. M. N. (f)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (4) Hearing held July May May 14, 24, 2008; court 14, 2008 ordered 2008 guns held for one year until July 23, 2009 Yes Yes (43) Hold (hearing Nov. Nov. 5, held Nov. 24, 2008; 10, 2008 court 2008 ordered guns held for one year)

Troop B

Case No. 33/242 — Peter B. (m)

Public official/em ployee (other)

Suicide Self risk (apparentl y distraught over home foreclosur e, walked into woods with handgun)

Unknown

Troop B

Case Unknown/u Suicide Self No. nclear risk 34/251 (threatene — Ted d suicide) R. (m)

Unknown

Yes

Yes (2) Other (hearing schedule Aug. Aug. d for 14, 13, Aug. 28, 2008 2008 but

firearms were voluntaril y turned over to a third party, Luis Ortiz, on state's attorney' s order— case closed Troop B Case Police No. 35/261 — David G. (m) Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide) Defendant Yes Yes (1) Unknown threatened (hearing police with Feb. Feb. 17, set for a baseball 27, March 3, 2009 bat after 2009 2009; no weapons further were informati seized, on claiming available he was ) attempting “suicide by cop” Unknown Yes Yes (1) Unknown (hearing Feb. Feb. 9, set for February 9, 2009 18, 2009; 2009 no further informati on available ) Yes Yes (13) Unknown (hearing set for April April May 6, 24, 24, 2009; no 2009 2009 other informati on available )

Troop C

Case Girlfriend No. 36/258 — Derek D. (m)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d and attempted suicide)

Troop C

Case Girlfriend No. 37/275 — Walter Z. (m)

Murder/sui Self and cide threat police

Unknown

Troop C

Case Spouse No. (wife) 38/273 — Ralph

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

History of Yes Yes (2) Unknown severe April 9, (hearing depression April 2009 set for , according 9, April 21, to wife 2009; no 2009

B. (m)

further informati on available Reckless Self and Unknown gun use nonspecifi (defendant c accidentall y shot self while intoxicate d) Yes Yes (15) Unknown (hearing April April 3, set for April 16, 7, 2009 2009; no 2009 further informati on available ) Yes Yes (3) Unknown

Troop C

Case Self No. 39/272 — James M. (m)

Troop K

Case No. 40/265 — Jeremy R. (m)

Mother of defendant' s children (other)

Suicide Self risk (threatene d suicide)

Unknown

March Jan. 31, 3, 2009 2009 Domestic violence arrest Yes Yes (12, Unknown plus (hearing May ammuni set for tion and June 4, 21, 2008 accesso 2008; no ries) further May 21, informati 2008 on available ) Yes. Yes (12) Unknown (hearing May May 21, set for June 3, 21, 2008 2008; no 2008 further informati on available ) Yes Yes (15) Hold (hearing on Dec. Nov. Nov. 12, 29, 29, 2008.; 2008 2009 court ordered firearms held for one year) Yes = Seized Hold=80 274 = 263 Destroy=

Troop F

Case Store clerk Robbery No. (other) (other) 41/223 — Eli S. (m)

Store clerk (other)

Troop ?

Case Health No. profession 42/225 al (EMT) — George C. (m)

Mental No instability specific (bit EMT target and locked self in room with firearm)

Unknown

Troop L

Case Spouse No. (wife) 43/229 — Kennet h R. (m)

Murder/sui Self, wife, Under cide threat and child psychiatris t's care for behavioral problems

Men = Police=29 Suicide=12 Self=126 256 Spouse 55 6 Murder= No
34 Mental

Femal e = 21 Total= 277

Instability= specific Exspouse=3 31 target=43 Threatenin Spouse=1 Relative other than g=20 5 Murder/Suic spouse=3 ide=25 Unknown 6 =10 Domestic Gfriend/bfr Incidents=8 Workplac iend=13 e=7 Reckless ExPolice=8 Gun gfriend=9 Use/display Other 27 =10 Health (landlord profession Unknown= =1, 6 Other=17 servicepe al=25 Total=277 Self=12 rson=1, Public school official or officials & employee neighbor =13 1, Friend=6 acquainta Workplace nce=1, =9 Other neighbors =26 =9, Unk/unclea children= r= 41 4, public Total=277 official=2, motorist= 2, animal=1, school official=1, store clerk=1, relative= 3) Self and others = 33; wife/exwife/gfrie nd=8 self and others=3 3 Total=27 7

No = 2 NA= 1 Total =277

No 17 3rd guns=1 party=19 1 NA=3 Sell=9 Other=8 Return= Total seized 22 Unknown =2,093 =102 No order =6 NA= 14 Total=27 7

Data Source: This report is based largely on warrants and case files voluntarily provided by courts to the Judicial Department and an OLR survey of the State Police and local police departments.
*In some cases, the warrant issue date is later than the seizure date because the guns were surrendered voluntarily or taken pursuant to a consensual search before the police applied for the warrant

**Case closed (no further action required); file closed (OLR unable to get information)

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