New Haven firefighter charged following West Haven shooting incident

Darnell Tucker, a New Haven firefighter, was arrested for firing a shot while drunk outside of an apartment in West Haven. (West Haven police)

A firefighter in New Haven faces charges after a shooting that was reported in West Haven.

According to West Haven police, 35-year-old Darnell Tucker was involved in a dispute with his girlfriend while in possession of a gun. Police said he was intoxicated.

The incident happened outside of an apartment at 330 Savin Ave. on Friday.

Police said Tucker fired a shot outside of the apartment building before being taken into custody.

No one appeared to have been hurt.

They said he was found to be in possession of a gun at the time of his arrest.

Tucker was charged with a number of firearm and domestic violence charges.

As part of a protective order, Tucker was told to stay away from the 23-year-old woman, with whom, according to court documents, he has a child with.

He also turned over two handguns and ammunition

Tucker's union president said he couldn't comment because of the criminal investigation and pending court case, but confirmed Tucker was placed on administrative leave while the fire department conducts its own investigation.

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