2 men arrested following shooting, multi-vehicle crash in Wethersfield


WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people have been arrested following a shooting and multi-car crash on Sunday.

Just before 12:30 p.m., Cromwell police responded to the area of 94 West St., which is near the Cromwell/Rocky Hill town line, for a report of “a shot being fired at a vehicle.”

When officers arrived, they found a vehicle with a single bullet hole. The driver was not injured.

The incident prompted a search for the person(s) responsible, which led police to LaCava Lane in Wethersfield.

One resident in the neighborhood News 8 spoke to said he heard some loud noises emanating from a car, which prompted him to look outside.

“As I popped my head out the window, I see this vehicle park with some fender damage, some other damage. At that point, I saw four individuals flee the car….Popped out of my house, went around towards my neighbor’s lawn, and noticed the four individuals were in the woods behind my house.”

Police from several surrounding departments could be seen in the neighborhood canvassing and waking around with K-9s.

It was there that Cromwell police say, with the help of Rocky Hill and Wethersfield police, they found the car believed to be tied to the shooting incident, and everyone who was in that car was found, as well.

During the pursuit of the suspects’ vehicle, a crash occurred near CVS and Bed Bath and Beyond on Route 99 (Silas Deane Highway) in Wethersfield. Police said that incident “appears to be tied to the car found on LaCava.”

The crash involved a Wethersfield police cruiser, a blue SUV and a white vehicle. Wethersfield Fire Department chief confirmed told News 8 no injuries have been reported from the crash.

The crash closed the highway in both directions for several hours. It has since been reopened.

Cromwell police said two men are in custody and charged with interfering with an officer. One of the men has been charged with motor vehicle violations. Both are being held on a $1 million bond.

The Cromwell Detective Bureau is continuing with the investigation and more charges will be forthcoming. They said, “this was an isolated incident between the occupants of both vehicles.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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