FAIRFIELD BEACH - Police say a Bridgeport man who became involved in a verbal conflict with a group of Fairfield Beach students admitted to firing five shots in the air.

Police arrested 34-year-old Alex Cruz, of Bridgeport, late yesterday afternoon. According to police, Ortiz hid the gun behind a garage on Fairfield Beach Road and recovered it for them.

Ortiz will be back in court for the incident later this month.