SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people were injured and a suspect is now in custody following a workplace shooting in South Windsor.
The suspect was identified as 33-year-old, Alan Rosario, of MA.
Rosario has been charged with 2nd-degree assault with a firearm, 1st-degree reckless endangerment, Illegal discharge of a firearm and 3rd-degree assault. He is being held on $250,000 bond.
The shooting unfolded before 9 a.m. Tuesday in an industrial section of town. Police say it all started as a verbal argument between two workers that escalated.
Police tell News 8 that it was right outside of a facility that does logistical outsourcing for FedEx. Rosario shot his colleague in the leg in the parking lot and bullet fragments hit another man. Both victims were taken to Hartford Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released from the hospital.
“It was targeted, it was a verbal dispute that turned into a shooting. The parties involved knew each other. The primary involved suspect knew the person he had shot. The third-party who was injured was just present as far as we can tell right now,” said Sgt. Mark Cleverdon, South Windsor Police Dept.
After the shooting, Rosario fled.
“As we were responding to this scene, we received word that the singular male suspect had fled and they gave us a direction to travel,” said Sgt. Cleverdon.
Police alerted neighboring towns when they believed the shooter was on his way to Massachusetts and that’s when he was spotted by Enfield police. He was pulled over by Enfield police and Massachusetts State Police on the side of Interstate 91 in Springfield and removed at gunpoint.
Traffic camera video on I-91 North shows the moments police apprehended Rosario and brought him into custody.
Troopers say they recovered the gun that was used in this incident from Rosario’s vehicle. The suspect was held in Springfield as a fugitive from justice until he was brought back to South Windsor Wednesday morning.
So far, the identities of the victims have not yet been released.