Gun play leads to Stamford man’s arrest on active warrant

May 19, 2019

STAMFORD—Police racing to a call about a man holding a gun to another man’s head in Stamford’s South End on Saturday resulted in one man man being picked up on an arrest warrant charging him with larceny.

Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said multiple police officers responded lights and sirens to Henry Street at about 4 p.m. on the report of one man about to shoot another man between two homes. When police got there they discovered the two were play acting and recording the scene on a camera.

The gun turned out to be a plastic pistol that looked like a semiautomatic Glock pistol. Police seized the real looking gun and were about to leave when they discovered that one of the men, Umar Barber, 29, of Stamford, had an active arrest warrant out on him charging Barber with multiple counts of larceny.

Barber was booked and held in lieu of a $5,000 court appearance bond.


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