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Norwalk Man Hits Police Car, Faces Gun Charge

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man whose car collided with a Norwalk Police patrol car Monday afternoon was arrested after officers realized he had a gun, police said. Joshua McCoy, 20, of 71 Saddle Road was outside the vehicle as the case was being investigated and tried to hide a silver handgun under a rear tire, according to Sgt. Lisa Cotto.

Cotto gave the following account of the incident: McCoy immediately said the accident was his fault after his 2002 Volkswagen struck the police car at about 2:15 p.m. in front of the Stop & Shop at 380 Main Ave. Officer Germaine Nash was heading north on Main Avenue with his lights and siren on and went through the intersection at the supermarket's entrance. McCoy went through the light, which was green, and hit the left front of the patrol car.

McCoy said he heard the sirens but didn't think they were coming his way. He was nervous and fidgety and kept saying, "I'm in trouble, I'm in trouble." Nash called another officer to investigate and told McCoy to calm down.

After McCoy handed over his driver's license and registration to the other officer, Nash saw him hide the gun.

Police said McCoy was involved in other gun-related incidents . He was charged with carrying a gun without a permit and weapons in a motor vehicle. Bond was $50,000. He was also given citations for obstruction of the rights of emergency vehicles and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

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