Sources: Gun store had federal firearms license pulled after raid
By WFSB Staff
EAST WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -
Law enforcement sources said the federal firearms license for Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor was pulled the day of the raid, so it cannot buy or sell guns
Sources added more corrective action may be on the way.
Police arrested Jordan Marsh, 26, of South Windsor after he was caught stealing a 50-caliber long gun on Dec. 15.
Later in the day, police seized an AR-15 with a scope that was found in a duffel bag at the Hartford Hilton where Marsh was staying. Police said that gun was stolen from Riverview Gun Sales.
The East Windsor Police Department said Riverview Gun Sales had no idea the AR-15 Marsh stole was missing. Management at the store didn't know about 11 guns that Marsh had allegedly stolen last year until they were notified by detectives.
Riverview Gun Sales is now connected to the Newtown tragedy as well. Eyewitness News also learned, this is the same store where Nancy Lanza, the mother of Newtown killer Adam Lanza, legally bought at least one of her weapons.
Following a raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Dec. 20, Riverview Gun Sales cannot buy or sell guns, only accessories including ammunition, targets and gun cases.
Law enforcement sources said in the next few days the store may lose its state license, which would forbid it from operating at all. This may be due in part to the fact that on the night of the ATF raid, there were more than 20 guns that were determined missing.
Law enforcement sources said the guns are now accounted for, and while they don't have them, they know who does. Eyewitness News sources told the station Riverview may not have done the proper paperwork on them.
Criminal violations may be lodged against the store owner, law enforcement sources told Eyewitness News.
Riverview Gun Sales store owner David Laguercia talked to Eyewitness News, but refused to comment.
There was a steady flow of customers at Riverview Gun Sales Thursday afternoon and they reacted to the allegations.
"I totally agree with that, you know not being able to sell guns until they're cleared of all, whatever happened," said store customer Tom Jepson of Meriden.
Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Thursday, May 23 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:33:26 GMT
Remember the Kmart's "Ship My Pants" ad? Well Kmart isn't finished with their controversial ads. The company launched their latest video about Big Gas Savings on Thursday. It even features the sameMore >
The company launched their latest video about "big gas savings" on Thursday.More >
Tuesday, May 7 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-05-07 23:00:58 GMT
In a matter of weeks, millions of periodical Cicadas will invade Connecticut for the first time in 17 years. Every 17 years, millions of Cicadas, which have big red eyes and red-orange wing veins, comeMore >
In a matter of weeks, millions of periodical cicadas will invade Connecticut for the first time in 17 years.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:50:15 GMT
A 14-year-old boy from Waterbury died in his sleep this week and left his parents and friends wondering why. Kimani Brown was a freshman at Crosby High School and in perfect health, according to familyMore >
A 14-year-old boy from Waterbury died in his sleep this week, leaving his parents and friends wondering why.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 2:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:07:03 GMT
Police in several towns are advising the public to be aware of residential break-ins that have happened when families were out attending a wake or funeral for a loved one. Glastonbury police said thereMore >
Police in several towns are advising the public to be aware of residential break-ins that have happened when families were out attending a wake or funeral for a loved one.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:13 GMT
The Hartford Police Department is investigating incident involving students at the West Middle School and a cell phone video. The incident is also being investigated by the Connecticut States Attorney'sMore >
The Hartford Police Department is investigating an incident involving students at the West Middle School and a cell phone video.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 4:29 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:29:15 GMT
Happy Saturday, Rain is on its way – as expected – but it will not hamper the entire weekend. Early this morning, there will be low clouds, fog and drizzle in many parts of Connecticut. This will haveMore >
Friday, May 24 2013 3:02 PM EDT2013-05-24 19:02:18 GMT
Federal officials investigating last week's commuter train derailment in Connecticut say the engineer described an "unusual condition" on the track before the train derailed. The National TransportationMore >
Federal officials investigating last week's commuter train derailment in Connecticut say the engineer described an "unusual condition" on the track before the train derailed.More >
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:56 GMT
Five people were arrested in the robbery of $4 million in jewelry fromAccording to police, first two people were bound and gagged with duct tape during home invasion on Gravel Street in Meriden duringMore >
Five people were arrested after a brazen overnight jewelry store robbery that involved kidnapping and hours of being tied up while the suspects loaded up $5 million in jewels.More >