PLYMOUTH - A local man barred from having guns will serve two years in prison after prosecutors say he fired multiple guns outside his Lake Plymouth Boulevard home in the presence of two minors.
Keith Bryant, 27, of 317 Lake Plymouth Blvd., fired three rounds outside his home toward a stone wall that borders another resident's property on April 7, according to the arrest warrant. Prosecutors say two minors witnessed the guns going off.
Bryant on Friday, in New Britain Superior Court, was sentenced to six years in prison, suspended after service of two years, and three years of probation.
The plea deal he accepted in November required Bryant to plead guilty to one count of criminal possession of a firearm. In exchange for the plea, a number of charges were dropped, including those of illegally discharging a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a minor, second-degree breach of peace and an additional count of criminal possession of a weapon.
According to the warrant, one of the minors was taken to the police department to show an officer the video of Bryant using the gun. The minor told police Bryant left his house holding two guns, one of which appeared to be a homemade pistol that fires shotgun shells. The other appeared to be a small "Deringer" style pistol, the minor said.
Bryant, the minor said, then fired both guns simultaneously at a stone wall on the property at 317 Lake Plymouth Blvd. He then fired another round from one of the guns, according to the warrant. In the warrant, police described the neighborhood as "tightly situated."
According to police, the video the minor had does not show Bryant shooting the guns, but does capture his father calling out to him and the sound of three gunshots. A second minor was on the property when the shots were fired, but did not want to have anything to do with the investigation, police wrote.
According to police, Bryant is prohibited from having guns because of a second-degree assault conviction in 2015, when he stabbed his father in the chest.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.