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Monday, August 22, 2011

08/22/11 Greenwich Police Blotter: Greenwich Man Arrested For Alleged Handgun Discharge

Greenwich police used a Taser to subdue a 49-year-old man after he allegedly discharged a handgun into a wooded area behind a home in northwest Greenwich this afternoon.

Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 68 Cutler Road near the state line with New York at 2:25 p.m. and met the homeowner's son, Thomas Belluci, at the residence, according to police.

Mr. Belluci allegedly told the Greenwich police that he had not heard shots fired nor had he discharged a firearm. Police said Mr. Belluci allowed officers into the home, where they performed a visual search.

Police say while they checked the residence, Mr. Belluci went into a bedroom and slammed the door shut.

He was then ordered to exit the bedroom but did not comply, according to police reports.

Upon opening the bedroom door, police said they observed Mr. Belluci "bending over several long gun cases," according to police. Police then ordered Mr. Belluci out of the bedroom.

When questioned further, police say Mr.Belluci told them he had discharged a handgun into a wooded area at the rear of the home while standing in the kitchen, police said.

Police reports say Mr. Belluci was uncooperative in providing further details as to where the handgun was located, according to police.

Police placed Mr. Belluci under arrest, and say when they attempted to handcuff Mr. Belluci allegedly resisted and attempted to pull away.

Police say a struggle ensued and police used a Taser to bring Mr, Bellici under control.

Police later located a handgun and secured it as evidence.

Mr. Belluci was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, interfering with an officer, second-degree breach of peace and first-degree reckless endangerment. He was unable to post $10,000 bond and held in custody.

Mr. Belluci is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford on Aug. 29.

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