Thursday, August 31, 2017

Gun-wielding man arrested after allegedly pointing it at police in Fairland (Photo)

David Leroy Bruce
A Fairland resident was arrested Tuesday, after he allegedly pointed his handgun at officers responding to a call about noise in his apartment. Officers were dispatched at 8:13 PM to the apartment of David Leroy Bruce in the 3300 block of Parkford Manor Terrace in Silver Spring. Hearing a TV blaring from Bruce's apartment, the officers tried to verbally contact him through his open balcony door.

Receiving no answer, three uniformed officers then knocked on the apartment's front door and announced their presence. As the door slowly opened, Bruce allegedly pointed a .32 caliber handgun at the officers from behind the door.

After officers took cover, they ordered Bruce to drop the weapon. Bruce allegedly went out onto his balcony, still wielding the gun, as officers asked him for several more minutes to drop it. He eventually complied, police say, and was taken into custody after walking out of the apartment without the gun.

Detectives found additional firearms in the apartment, and noted that their approach would have been visible on a surveillance camera system the suspect had installed in the unit.

Bruce, 59, was charged with one count of first-degree assault, three counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime. Bond information is not yet available.

1 comment:

  1. Were he a person of color he would be dead.