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Cops seize guns after man is charged in fracas with wife

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Blake Warner, 30, of Old Stratfield Road, is facing charges after a fight turned physical.

A 30-year-old Old Stratfield Road man was arrested early Monday, and three guns seized, after a fight with his wife turned physical, police said.

Officers were called to the home of Blake A. Warner around 1 a.m. Monday by a neighbor who reported hearing a woman yelling, "Just shoot me!" and "You could have killed me!"

When police arrived, they found the victim sitting on a couch, holding her 1-year-old son. On the kitchen table was a loaded, .9-mm Beretta handgun with a 15-round magazine. She said Warner pushed her to the floor during the argument, while she was holding the child. He then allegedly went into the bedroom and took the Beretta out of a dresser drawer and put it on the kitchen table, where police found it.

The two had been arguing over finances, according to the report.

Police found a bedroom door had been pushed off its hinges, and a safe holding two other handguns -- a .9-mm with an 8-round magazine and a .45-mm with a 15-round magazine. Warner has no weapons registered in Connecticut, police said, although they added he does have a valid gun license issued by the state of Florida. As is standard in domestic violence cases, the guns were seized by police for safekeeping.

Warner was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct. He was held on a $500,000 bond and was scheduled to have been arraigned later that day in Bridgeport Superior Court.