PD: Man fires off ammunition at West Indian Social Club in Hartford
Apr 08, 2012
6:23 PM EDT
Updated: May 07, 2012 4:31 PM EDT
By WFSB Staff
A Bloomfield man is in custody after being accused of shooting a gun inside the West Indian Social Club early Sunday.
According to court documents, 27-year-old Theodore Wallace did not give up his gun without a violent struggle that could have easily ended up with someone getting seriously hurt.
Police said after firing off the rounds, Wallace ran from the social club. Police later located him and placed him under arrest.
Wallace is being charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a firearm and interfering with a police officer.
On Monday, a judge raised Wallace's bond to $350,000.
His mother, Kamara Clahar, said Wallace has been trying to straighten his life out since getting out of prison by helping out around the house and getting a job at a tire shop.
She agreed that her son, a convicted felon, should not have had a gun, but does not understand why he's missing three teeth.
"They knocked three of his teeth out and they beat him up. The whole side of his mouth is swollen," Clahar said.
Police said after pulling Wallace to the ground outside the club, they had to strike him several times in his shoulder and face because he was thrashing, and at one point he extended his right arm away from his body and was holding a silver revolver.
Court papers said eventually the officers struck Wallace's arm again and he let go of the revolver.
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