Officer Fired After Gun Fired Outside Bar

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ One of three police officers arrested after shots were fired outside a New Haven bar in April has lost his job.

The New Haven Register reports Officer Lawrence Burns was fired Tuesday night after a three-hour hearing before the city’s Board of Police Commissioners.

Burns was arrested along with officers Charles Kim and Krzystof Ruszczyk.

Burns and Kim were accused of firing their guns in the air after a night of off-duty drinking on April 1. They face charges of reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm and interfering with police

Ruszczyk was charged with interfering with the investigation after all three left the scene of the shooting.

Kim and Ruszczyk agreed to take a leave of absence until their criminal cases are resolved.

Information from: New Haven Register,

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