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UPDATED: Teen charged with home invasion in New London

Published July 23. 2014 7:29AM   Updated July 23. 2014 11:54AM
Courtesy of New London police
Police seized this gun from a 15-year-old boy arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with a New London home invasion.

New London – A 15-year-old teen was charged with home invasion early this morning after police said he broke into a residence at 308 Crystal Ave. armed with a loaded handgun and knife.

The unidentified male juvenile was charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault with a firearm, first-degree threatening and carrying a pistol without a permit.

Police said the incident happened at 2:49 a.m. The 15-year-old suspect broke into the residence and assaulted the first occupant he encountered in a first floor bedroom. The commotion alerted the victim’s roommate who was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom. The roommate, who was armed with a handgun, came down the stairs and confronted the juvenile assailant.

According to state law, a person is not required to have a permit to legally possess a handgun within his or her residence.

The juvenile immediately dropped his weapon and complied with orders to remain still until police officers arrived. He was arrested without incident.

The injured occupant of the residence received minor injuries but refused medical treatment.

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