by Staff | Jun 21, 2012 3:20 pm
Posted to: Legal Writes
A 31-year-old man is in serious but stable condition after being shot in a tender area, police said.
Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:
At 12:48 a.m. Thursday, Officers Joseph Manganiello and Dana Martin responded to a home on Rosewood Avenue in Fair Haven Heights. Firefighters were already there, having responded to a medical call that a man had been shot in the penis.
The man’s mother told cops that “she had been roused from her bed by the sounds of dogs barking and what she thought sounded like a gunshot,” Hartman said. “She looked through the window blinds, but saw nothing. Then, she heard her son scream. She ran to his room and saw him bleeding and telephoned 911.”
The victim was taken into surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital where his condition was serious but stable as of 10:30 a.m.
Hartman released the following information about the police department’s gun buy-back event this Saturday:
The New Haven Police Department will be participating this year in a gun buyback which is sponsored by the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of New Haven and Worcester. The gun buyback program is part of a larger movement for gun safety & injury prevention. The goal is to get guns off the street. The New Haven Police Department is committed in playing an active role in this goal.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2011.Our event will be at the New Haven Police Academy, 710 Sherman Parkway from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Our policy of “no questions asked” will be in effect allowing individuals to anonymously dispose of firearms without fear of charges for illegal possession when turning in the weapon. Non-operational guns, antiques, BB guns and holsters will be accepted but do not qualify for a gift card. Gun dealers and/or people that the police have reason to believe are gun dealers are excluded from this program and can not exchange guns for a gift card. An additional gift card will be exchanged for those firearms identified as assault weapons and/or sawed-off shotguns as an enhanced incentive. Free distribution of gun locks will also be offered at the drop off location.
Amnesty: Amnesty for possession of a firearm without a permit is granted for those citizens turning in a firearm and/or ammunition at the time they walk into the gun buyback facilities and extends only for that period of time. Amnesty is not granted for the time period prior to walking into the gun buyback location or after one leaves the location. If a citizen decides not to turn in their firearm after entering the exchange location because the weapon does not qualify for a gift card, the firearm will be seized by the officers if the citizen does not possess a State permit to carry pistols and revolvers.
In order to receive amnesty for illegal possession at the time you turn in the weapon, protocol MUST be precisely followed. The protocol includes:
1. Firearms MUST be delivered unloaded;
2. Firearms MUST be put in a clear plastic bag and put into another container (gym bag, backpack, etc);
3. If depositing ammunition in addition to a firearm, ammunition must be delivered in separate bag;
4. If transporting the firearm by car, the firearm must be transported in the trunk of the car;
5. After the firearm is screened by officers and determined to be a working firearm, a $50.00 gift card will be given;
6. An additional $50.00 gift card will be exchanged for those firearms identified as assault weapons and/or saw-off shotguns;
7. Non-operational guns, antiques firearms, BB guns and holsters will be accepted but do not qualify for a gift card;
We would like to thank our partners in this year’s event. Yale-New Haven Hospital, Walmart and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of New Haven and Worcester.
Gun buyback location:
New Haven Police Academy
710 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
Officer David Hartman
New Haven Police Department
Public Information Officer
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Poor young man, my heart goes out to him and I’m crossing my fingers for a full recovery.