MONROE, CT — Monroe and Trumbull police officers responding to complaints of gunshots near their town lines early Sunday morning, reportedly found a Spring Hill Road man, who had targets set up in his backyard.
Luis Murillo, 50, of 352 Spring Hill Road in Monroe, was charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and second-degree breach of peace. He was released on $500 bond for a Sept. 2 court date.
At approximately 3:07 a.m. on Sunday, officers responding to complaints near the Monroe-Trumbull town line, close to Route 111, heard several gunshots themselves, according to police.
The sound led them to Murillo’s backyard, where he was standing, police said, adding the officers also heard loud music. Police said Murillo appeared to be heavily intoxicated.
He told officers he had gotten married earlier in the day and was cleaning up after a party and that the noise was from neighbors shooting off fireworks, according to police.
However, police said officers noticed metal targets set up in front of a woodpile in the back and found a 38-caliber handgun in Murillo’s waistband when they searched him for weapons.
Through the course of the investigation, someone reported seeing Murillo using the weapon, according to police.