Branford Man Admits to Firing Off Weapons in Various Locations Around Town: Police

Branford Police Department

An 81-year-old man has admitted to firing of shots across Branford for the last 18 months, police said.

Branford police said over the last 18 months they’re received multiple complaints of gunshots around the Supply Pond, North Chestnut Street, and North Main Street areas from business owners and area residents. No injuries were reported.

Investigators determined a dark-colored vehicle may be involved in the incidents.

Tuesday evening around 7 p.m. police received another complaint from customers at a restaurant on North Main Street. Callers said the gunshots appeared to be in the area of 250 North Main Street, which is currently under construction.

When officers arrived they found Howard Titus, of Rose Street in Branford, in a dark red vehicle. Titus told them he had two firearms in his truck and that she was shooting at a dirt mound. Officers found two .22 caliber rifles and one .45 caliber handgun.

According to police, Titus later admitted to shooting a number of times in multiple locations in the area.

Titus was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal trespass, and breach of peace. Police said he had no previous criminal record and was released on a $2,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 20.

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