2012-08-24 / Top Stories

Luhrs Sentenced To Jail, Probation

A Breezy Point man who was arrested in May in front of the Blarney Tavern on Rockaway Point Boulevard for menacing a patron with a gun was sentenced to two and a half years in jail and another two years of supervised probation in Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Edward Luhrs, 33, had admitted to pulling a .38 caliber handgun from his waistband on the night of May 28, and pointing it at Robert Willis, yelling “Back up, bro.”

Startled patrons called 911 from their cell phones, reporting a man with a gun.

When 100 Precinct officers responded to the bar, they noticed Luhrs reaching into his waistband for the gun.

Officer Anthony Byrd took the gun away from Luhrs before he could draw the weapon, preventing a potential shootout in front of the bar. The weapon contained five live rounds.

He was arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

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