🚨 An officer was on patrol when he heard gunfire

🚨 Nathaniel Chudkowski was found with a pistol and ammo in his vehicle

MANCHESTER — A man who police say fired a gun from a car was arrested by an officer who heard the gunfire early Sunday morning

Police say an officer heard the shots around 2:10 a.m. in the area of Manchester Boulevard and Wrangle Brook Road in the Whiting section.

The officer stopped a car driven by Nathaniel Chudkowski leaving the area and found a 9mm handgun and ammunition in his vehicle.

Police say Chudkowski was shooting into a wooded area.

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Map shows the intersection of Manchester Blvd. and Wranglebrook Rd in Manchester
Map shows the intersection of Manchester Blvd. and Wranglebrook Rd in Manchester (Canva)

"Swift response and decisive actions"

Chudkowski was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and failure for a permit-to-carry holder to disclose to a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a handgun or that a handgun is stored in the vehicle.

He also faces a charge of consumption of alcohol by an authorized holder of a permit to carry a handgun.

Police chief Antonio Ellis credited the officer's "swift response and decisive actions" for eliminating a public safety threat.

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