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    Man Arrested for 2 Armed Domestic Disputes in 1 Day
    West Haven Police Department
    Police arrested a West Haven man accused of brandishing a gun during a family dispute early Saturday morning and getting involved in another domestic incident the same night, police said.

    Police arrested a West Haven man accused of brandishing a gun during a family dispute early Saturday morning and getting involved in another domestic incident the same night, police said.

    Shawn Stephens, 25, of West Haven, is facing multiple weapons charges and an assault charge after police say family members wrestled a gun away from him during an altercation and he ran from the home. Police responded at about 2:17 a.m. to a Campbell avenue home to investigate a domestic dispute.

    When police got to the home, they found an unloaded tec-9 pistol without a serial number. It appeared the serial number had been removed.

    The family told police that Stephens fled the home with the gun's magazine on him. As police searched for him, they received another domestic dispute call involving him at a different address, police said.

    Police found Stephens at the second address and found the loaded magazine and a "sawed off" shotgun that was also his, police said.

    It's unclear what the disputes were about at both locations and whether the second dispute involved family too.

    Stephens is a felon with a past gun violation conviction, police said.

    Police arrested him, charging him with criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a sawed off shotgun, alteration of a firearm, illegal possession of a weapon and assault.

    Officers held him in custody on a bond.