Police arrested the clerk of a Hartford grocery store after he pulled a gun on a customer, according to police.
Police responded to La Soberana grocery store at 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday to investigate a report of a store clerk pointing a gun at a customer and the clerk would not allow police in at first, police said.
While investigating, police found a silver 380 caliber gun in the store clerk’s right front pocket. It contained three rounds, according to a news release from police.
The victim told police she was in the store, making a purchase. when the store clerk pulled a small gray gun out, chambered a round and pointed it at her, police said.
The clerk originally said he was Wilkin Rivas-Trinidad, but police later identified him as Luisito Rivas, 36, of Hartford.
Upon further investigation, police found pills and two small clear bags containing cocaine.
Rivas was arrested and charged with risk of injury, third-degree assault, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, improper container, possession of narcotics, first-degree threatening, carrying a pistol without a permit, interfering with police and illegal carry of a firearm.
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