Two arrested for firing gun off Sound Island Ferry

Courtesy of the New London Police Department

By: News Staff


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NEW LONDON C.T. (WLNE) — Two men were arrested Wednesday evening after an incident where one fired a handgun off the stern of the Cross Island Ferry.

New London Police arrested Michael Richard, of Blythewood, South Carolina, and Michael McMahon, of Hamden, Connecticut, around 9:14 p.m.

 “Multiple witnesses, including off duty police officers from other towns, quickly pointed out the two individuals involved,” said New London Police.

Richard was charged with:

  • Carrying a Firearm Under the Influence.
  • Carrying a Firearm with out a Permit.
  • Unlawful Discharge of Firearm.
  • Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree.
  • Breach of Peace.

McMahon was charged with:

  • Breach of Peace and Carrying a Firearm Under the Influence.

The firearm used in the incident was a Glock 43 nine millimeter handgun.

No injuries or damage was reported during the incident.

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