A Carlstadt, New Jersey man is under arrest after police were called to his home for a domestic dispute on Wednesday during which he threatened to harm his family and himself before firing shots into his bedroom wall and throwing his gun out of the bedroom window.
Detective John Cleary said that police responded to a call reporting a domestic dispute involving a gun at about 11:40 p.m. and when officers got there they found that Gregg Venturini was involved in an argument with his wife and son and made “suicidal gestures,” as well as physically assaulting both of them. Venturini then fired into the bedroom wall with a small handgun before throwing it out the window.
Sergeant Damir Blagec and Officer Christopher Hasch who responded to the scene were able to subdue Venturini and take him into custody before recovering the .22 caliber autoloading handgun he had thrown onto a lower roof outside the bedroom window.
Venturini was taken to Hackensack University Medical Hospital for treatment before being turned over to the Bergen County Sheriff to be held in the county jail on a $34,500 cash only bail. He will appear on September 8 before Judge George Savino in Carlstadt Municipal Court to face charges of Possession of a Handgun for Unlawful Purpose, Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats and Simple Assault.
New Jersey State Police said that a search of the state data base showed that Venturini legally owned the weapon involved.