Man who pointed gun at undercover cops sentenced

April 4, 2019

A Connecticut man who, federal authorities say, pointed a gun at a car with two undercover detectives, was sentenced Thursday to 30 months behind bars for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Enrique Luciano, 32, of Hartford, was also sentenced by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to three years of supervised release after he serves time in jail.

John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, said Luciano, on June 4, 2018, Luciano approached a car on Cabot Street in Hartford and pointed a gun at the car.

“The car was occupied by two undercover Hartford Police detectives investigating drug activity on Cabot Street. After the detectives identified themselves as police officers, Luciano fled and discarded the gun,” Durham said in a relase.

Luciano was apprehended and the firearm, a loaded 9mm Taurus PT 908 handgun with an obliterated serial number, was recovered.

Luciano has a previous federal conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and, in May 2010, was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment for that offense.

He also has prior convictions in state court for drug offenses.

Luciano has been detained since his arrest.

On Dec. 3, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

This investigation was conducted by the Hartford Police Department and the FBI’s Connecticut Violent Crime Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ray Miller.

This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.