A Boston police officer is in handcuffs on charges that he pointed a handgun at a Roxbury couple Wednesday night.

Mikia Steed claims that the suspect, Sandro Fonseca, 30, was drunk Wednesday when he pointed a handgun with a “laser beam sight” at her and her husband.

The mother of two said that the police officer–who was off duty at the time–is a neighbor on Forest Street. She is now afraid to go home.

“It is frightening. I don’t know who to trust. If I would have known he was a cop I would have been afraid to tell the dispatcher where I was,” Steed said.

Mikia and her husband went before a court Thursday to get a restraining order, but their request was denied.

“I’m really afraid and he’s my neighbor, I have to walk out and see this cop who is probably going to lose his career,” Steed said.

Fonseca was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Thursday. His bail was set at $5,000 cash and he is required to surrender all firearms. He has also been ordered to not drink any alcohol.

Fonseca has been put on administrative leave pending a further investigation.

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