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Former White House Press Secretary Jim Brady attends a press conference about new legislation curbing

gun violence on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2011. SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES


Steven Richard shot turtle with BB gun, police say

police car


Police shut down street in misunderstanding


3 cars damaged while parked overnight at Dubes Pond

Car windows shot out in Hooksett


School officials find 9mm handgun at Stratham Cooperative Middle School

Stratham Middle School officials discuss recent gun incident

 


Jose Maldonado died at Hartford Hospital

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — State Police say a 22-year-old suspect in custody for an alleged domestic dispute has died after police tried to subdue him with a stun gun.

Police say Jose Maldonado of Manchester was arrested early Sunday morning after East Hartford police responded to a complaint of a dispute. Police say he damaged a vehicle occupied by a family including two adults and three children. Police say one adult was injured by broken glass.

Police say Maldonado was combative and resisted arrest. He was taken to East Hartford Police Department for booking on charges of risk of injury to a minor, assault and resisting arrest.

Police say he again became combative and was subdued by a stun gun. Police say he seemed to suffer medical distress. He died at Hartford Hospital.

State Police are investigating.


Police descend on Michael Smith’s home

Norridgewock resident Michael Smith stands beside a Somerset County sheriff’s deputy Tuesday morning. The tattoo of a pistol on his stomach was mistaken for a real firearm by employees of Lucas Tree Experts after, according to Smith, workers woke him up while they were cutting wood for Central Maine Power Co. The workers called police. Photo courtesy Morning Sentinel

David Leaming/Morning Sentinel

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Turns out the “gun” the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith of Norridgewock was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach.

Viewer’s tattoo photos

Smith, who works nights, was asleep when the tree crew contracted by a utility to trim branches near power lines, woke him up at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

He went outside shirtless and yelled at the workers to leave. When he’s not wearing a shirt, the tattoo looks like a gun tucked into his waistband.

Smith tells the Morning Sentinel the tattoo has never been a problem before.

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