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Two Darien police officers facing charges in shooting incident

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Two Darien police officers facing charges in shooting incident (Darien police) Two Darien police officers facing charges in shooting incident (Darien police)
DARIEN, CT (WFSB) -

Two Darien police officers are facing charges after police responded to the report of shots being fired outside of a home in August.

Police said an unoccupied vehicle, owned by James Martin, was parked in his driveway and had numerous gun shots on the outside of the car.

The suspects involved were James Martin and Daniel Ehret, who are both police officers and were off duty at the time.

Both men, who are 10-year veterans of the department, turned themselves in to police after a two-month long investigation.

They were both charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace, and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

The men were held on $5,000 bonds each and are expected to appear in court on Oct. 19.

“In order to maintain the highest level of investigative integrity, and to avoid any perception of impropriety, the Darien Police Department, after consulting with the State's Attorney, did turn over full responsibility for the criminal investigation to the Connecticut State Police,” a statement from the Darien police chief’s office said.

Both officers were placed on administrative leave with pay on the day the incident happened.

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