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Bridgeport Man, 21, Charged In Paintball Attacks

Carl Brooks
Carl Brooks Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police Department

BRIDGEPORT, Conn -- Bridgeport police arrested a 21-year-old resident --already on probation for robbery -- for possession and use of a paintball and airlift guns.

Carl Brooks was arrested Oct. 31 after police responded to a call regarding shots being fired at the Marina Village building. Upon arrival, a police officer could hear muffled sounds of shots possibly being fired from a paint ball or pellet gun, police said.

Police said they could see broken windows and blue paint spatters on the building. A group of young males, sitting in front of the building, were questioned and during the questioning, Brooks was found in possession of a black Winchester air pistol, police said.

During a search of the area, officers also discovered a Corpsman Vigilante air revolver handgun, one TAC-5 Recon paintball gun, one black and tan Cronus paintball gun, one paintball canister with blue paintballs, two black 50 paintball bags containing blue paints balls and three 12 gram COs jet cartridges, police said.

After performing a background check on Brooks, officers learned he already was on probation for robbery and one of the conditions of his probation included an order not to possess any weapons, police said.

Brooks was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, facsimile of a firearm, criminal mischief, breach of peace, and criminal violation of protective order. Bond was set at $500,000.

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