NEW HAVEN Conn.
A Yale University
student who is accused of firing a gun in the living room of his off-campus
fraternity house over the weekend has been arraigned on charges of reckless
endangerment, threatening and breach of peace.
Yale police arrested David Light, 21, on Monday night at the
frat house, Beta Theta Pi, after confiscating 11 guns, including two assault
rifles, and a stockpile of chemicals and ammunition, the university and police
Light, a junior at Yale, has been temporarily suspended from
school. Police say he may face additional charges. He was arraigned Tuesday.
On Sunday, a visitor to the fraternity house reported to
police that at 3 a.m. Friday, he heard gunshots and ran downstairs to
The visitor, Christopher Keefer, told police that he warned
Light to put away a gun Light was carrying, but Light fired off another two
rounds at the ceiling, he said. Light said he was firing blanks.
An argument followed and Keefer asked Light to prove his
point that no one would get hurt.
“Why don’t I point it at your head to find out?”
Light allegedly responded.
Police said Light has long guns registered to him but no
state pistol permit.
Light is originally from Poway, Calif., and studied
chemistry. At Yale, he joined the New Haven Sportsmen’s Club.
His emergency suspension will continue until fall, when the
board that reviews complaints of student misconduct meets, Yale said. The
university stressed that his fraternity house is not owned by Yale and that
Beta Theta Pi operates independently.
Bail was set at $150,000 bail. Light is next scheduled to
appear in New Haven Superior Court on Aug. 2.
Information from: The Hartford Courant,
– Associated Press
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