Hartford man sentenced after pointing gun at police officer

Michelle Brodsky, Staff Writer

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Throughout the last month, a total of thirteen Hartford men have been arrested for illegal gun possession. All of the individuals whose cases were announcing today have criminal histories that prevent them from possessing guns legally,” said U.S. Attorney John Durham. “Illegal guns and the violence they bring are a plague on our cities, and our office is committed to working with our law enforcement counterparts to remove these guns and the individuals who possess them from the community into order to reduce violent crime.” On April 4, a Hartford man was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to thirty months of imprisonment, followed by three years of probation, for illegally possessing a 9mm firearm and ammunition. According to statements, the assailant, Enrique Luciano, 32, approached a car and pointed a gun at the two undercover officers sitting inside. The officers were investigating drug activity on Cabot Street and once they identified themselves as law enforcement officers, Luciano discarded the weapon and fled the scene. He was soon apprehended by law enforcement and waived his right to be indicted. Luciano had been previously convicted for possession of an illegal firearm and in May 2010 was sentenced to sixty months of imprisonment. He additionally has been convicted in state court for numerous drug offenses and resisting arrest. Since his arrest, he has been detailed and on December 3, 2018, he plead guilty to illegal possession of a firearm. The investigation was conducted by the Hartford Police Department and the FBI’s Connecticut Violent Crime Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller. This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods which seeks to bring together all levels of law enforcement in order to better protect communities and reduce gun violence throughout the nation.