Police: Danbury Man Threatens Person With Gun After Argument at Deli
A Danbury man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot people following an argument in the parking lot of a popular local deli.
According to a press release from the Danbury Police Department, officers responded to a report that there was a man with gun threatening to shoot people in the parking lot of Amigo's Deli located at 130 West St.
Based off of the complainant's report, both detectives and patrol officers located 55-year-old Vincent Mourning of Danbury walking near the West Street Bridge. Officers say that they gave several orders for Mourning to show his hands, but he refused. Then, he continued to walk a short distance with his hands in his pockets and his back facing the officers. At that time, Mourning allegedly pulled his hands out and threw a handgun into the nearby Still River before kneeling on the ground to surrender.
Officers took Mourning into custody while the Danbury Fire Department was called to look for the gun. Firefighters recovered a fully loaded Walther P-38 9mm, while the arresting officers located some loose ammunition in Mourning's pockets.
Vincent Mourning was charged with breach of peace, criminal possession of a firearm, and threatening. He was held on a $250,000 bond.
Police say that during the investigation, it was determined the victim, who originally called the police, was involved in an argument with Mourning before he pulled his gun.