NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was charged with illegally firing a handgun outside a Liberty Square strip club early Saturday morning, according to police reports.
The manager of The Office Café called police to report a fight outside the club about 1:55 a.m. Several customers had been kicked out of the bar because of a fight that started inside, and the argument continued and escalated outside, police said.
The manager reported hearing about a half-dozen gunshots, but did not see the shots fired, according to the police report. No injuries were reported in the incident, police said.
Detectives eventually identified Robert Kerr, 30, of Newfield Street as the suspect, and found him the next day, according to police reports.
Kerr told officers that he was not involved in the fight , but while outside the club he saw three men that he believed to be involved in a gang get out of a car during the argument, according to the police report. One of the men had a knife, and he fired his handgun into the air in response, according to his statement.
Kerr had a valid permit to have the handgun, police said. The case has been referred to the Connecticut State Police for permit review.
Kerr was arrested Saturday and charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment, interfering with police and breach of the peace. He was held on a $10,000 bond, and he is due in court on Sept. 9.