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Boston Cop Sandro Fonseca Pleads Not Guilty For Assault With Deadly Weapon (Video)

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A Roxbury, Boston, police officer has been arrested for pointing a gun at a disabled man and his wife Wednesday night.

According to a police report, the wife called 911 to report three men who attempted to rob her husband when he came back from the store. She said one of the men, police officer Sandro Fonseca, 30, allegedly pointed a handgun with a “laser beam sight” at her husband.

The victim’s wife told investigators that Fonseca’s friends said he was “just drunk and he’s a cop.”

She said the man then fled into an apartment building on Forest Street in the Roxbury neighborhood.

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Fonseca opened the door after several requests, police said.

Officers found Fonseca in the apartment along with two other men, as well as a blue steel .380 Smith & Wesson gun with a sight laser.

Fonseca was off duty at the time of the incident and the handgun is "not believed to be his service weapon," the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office says.

He was arraigned Thursday in Roxbury District Court and is being held on $5,000 bail.

Fonseca's friends, David Fernandes and Alides Fonseca, were also taken into custody. Police say Fernandes sustained a small scrape to his cheek when he resisted arrest.

CBS Boston reported that he served in Iraq and has received praise from Boston Police.

Fonseca saved his partner’s life in July, by shooting a suspect and is likely a candidate for a Hannah Medal, according to his lawyer.

Fonseca pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and has been placed on administrative leave with pay. His pretrial hearing is set for Feb. 3, the Boston Herald reported.