Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-63

Current with legislation from 2024 effective through June 4, 2024.
Section 53a-63 - Reckless endangerment in the first degree: Class A misdemeanor
(a) A person is guilty of reckless endangerment in the first degree when, with extreme indifference to human life, he recklessly engages in conduct which creates a risk of serious physical injury to another person.
(b) Reckless endangerment in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-63

(1969, P.A. 828, S. 64.)

Cited. 179 C. 617; 194 Conn. 408; 200 Conn. 607; 226 Conn. 497; 233 Conn. 502; 238 Conn. 313; 241 Conn. 413; 242 Conn. 648. Cited. 2 Conn.App. 617; 3 CA 163; 8 Conn.App. 496; Id., 631; 32 CA 84; 33 Conn.App. 103; Id., 743; judgment reversed, see 233 Conn. 502; 41 Conn.App. 47; 43 CA 578; 44 CA 6. Under section, jury has to consider objectively the nature and degree of the risk and defendant's subjective awareness of that risk. 75 CA 432. Cited. 39 Conn.Supp. 347; Id., 359; 42 Conn.Supp. 574. Subsec. (a): Cited. 227 Conn. 301; 237 C. 348. Cited. 3 Conn.App. 289; 8 Conn.App. 153; 10 CA 659; 18 Conn.App. 477; 24 CA 330; 26 CA 145; 40 Conn.App. 515; Id., 643; 42 Conn.App. 768; 45 Conn.App. 369. Defendant's conduct in pointing gun at police officers, even though gun was not racked, and struggling with them in crowded bar was sufficient to constitute reckless endangerment; danger engendered by defendant's conduct arose from distinct potential that others in bar would fire their weapons and result in serious injury to officers or bystanders. 141 CA 377; judgment affirmed, see 317 C. 845.