Police: Ledyard man pointed airsoft gun at officer

Duncan E. Kennedy
Duncan E. Kennedy

Ledyard — Police on Wednesday arrested a Ledyard man who they say wreaked havoc at another resident's property before aiming an airsoft pistol at an officer.

Duncan E. Kennedy, 32, allegedly violated an order of protection when he arrived at a Ledyard property just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Police say Kennedy released the parking brake of the alleged victim's vehicle, which slid down the driveway and struck another vehicle.

Kennedy then used his hand to smash a window at the residence's shed, town police said in a news release Friday. When police arrived after the resident called to report the incident, Kennedy brandished an airsoft pistol with the orange tip removed, aiming it at an officer, according to the release.

Ledyard police Lt. Ken Creutz said by phone Friday that the victim "made perfectly clear to us that it was an airsoft pistol."

"Obviously, it didn't make the officer deal with it any less seriously," Creutz said. "We're super fortunate that we did get that knowledge, though."

Creutz said the officer pointed his stun gun's red dot laser at Kennedy, convincing him to comply with police orders.

Kennedy was arrested and remains held on $50,000 cash bond. He faces charges of breach of peace, third-degree criminal mischief, threatening, brandishing a facsimile firearm and violation of a protective order.

Ledyard police charged Kennedy with disorderly conduct in January. He is due back in court for all charges on April 12.

b.kail@theday.com

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