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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 3, 2018

Hartford Man Who Pointed Gun at Undercover Officers Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Charge

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ENRIQUE LUCIANO, 31, of Hartford, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport federal court to one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 4, 2018, Luciano approached a car on Cabot Street in Hartford and pointed a gun at the car.  The car was occupied by two undercover Hartford Police detectives investigating drug activity on Cabot Street.  After the detectives identified themselves as police officers, Luciano fled and discarded the gun.  Luciano was apprehended and the firearm, a loaded 9mm Taurus PT 908 handgun with an obliterated serial number, was recovered.

Luciano has a previous federal conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and, in May 2010, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment for that offense.  He also has prior convictions in state court for drug offenses.

Luciano is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden on February 28, 2019, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

Luciano has been detained since his arrest.

This investigation has been conducted by the Hartford Police Department and the FBI’s Connecticut Violent Crime Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.

This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated December 4, 2018