There is no other way to put it, there are way too many guns on Hartford's streets. And way too many irresponsible gun owners in Hartford. Or maybe the proper term is gun possesors, ownership seems to imply a legal right to have the gun.
From HPD, the incident below is a perfect example, this occurred today at Main and Westland Streets:
On 9/23/17, at 0326 hours, HPD responded to the above intersection on a report of a motor vehicle operator
"slumped" over the steering wheel. Upon arrival, officers aroused the operator and asked her to step out of
the vehicle. Once outside of the vehicle, officers observed a firearm on the floor of the operator's front seat.
The .22 caliber firearm with one round in the chamber, and obliterated serial number, was recovered and
secured. The operator was taken into custody without incident. The operator stated that she did not know
who the firearm belong to. Sgt. Michels was notified. Excellent job by all officers on scene!
Arrested: Milner, Shanell Latisha (10/13/92) 149 Barbour Street, Hartford, CT
Charges: Weapons in a Motor Vehicle, Altering or Removing ID Markings, Criminal Possession of a
Firearm, and Carrying a Pistol without a Permit.
Recovered: (1) Chrome GPC Model 10 with (1) .22 caliber round in chamber
Towed: 2016 Blue Ford Focus, CT Reg. AJ35227, VIN#1FADP3K26GL352169
Registered Owner: Cooper, Latecia 116 Freeman Street, Hartford, CT