A man accused of firing gunshots into the bedroom of two children on Monday afternoon has been ordered to home confinement and is prohibited from having guns and illegal drugs.
Nicholas Ibsen, 35, of Manchester admitted to accidentally shooting the gun in his Equire Drive home in Manchester around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, according to police.
When he appeared in court on Wednesday, the defense asked for bond to be reduced from $250,000 to $100,000, but the judge increased it to $350,000.
Manchester Police arrested Ibsen after another resident called authorities after finding a bullet hole in the bedroom her 12- and 8-year-old children share. Fortunately, the children were not home when the gunshots were fired, according to police.
Investigators were able to determine that the gunshot came from unit 12B and they began searching for Ibsen, who they said is a convicted felon.
They later found him driving on Lydall Street near Ambassador Drive, stopped him and found him with suspected marijuana, 10 wax paper folds of suspected heroin and two clear baggies of suspected PCP, police said.
Police said they the gun they found, a .380-caliber handgun, had been stolen from Bristol in 2011 and bullets in Ibsen’s bedroom. Ibsen told investigators he loaded it gun, put his finger on the trigger and it went off twice, according to court paperwork.
He went on to say he did not point in any direction and panicked when he saw the two holes in the wall because it connected to the neighbor's home.
Ibsen was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace, possession of marijuana, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school and possession of drugs within 1500 feet of a school.
The judge ordered that he have no illegal drugs or weapons and he is due back in court on June 3. he was also ordered Ibsen to be on a mental health watch and detox watch.
Ibsen lives at the condo with his mother, according to court papers. The person who rented it to them asked the mother if he had a firearm and she stated "no as he is a convicted felon," but added that he he is fascinated with them.