WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Waterbury police are searching for a man accused of homicide in a grocery store parking lot earlier this month.
Cruz is wanted for the murder of 26-year-old Jordan Savage, according to Waterbury police. Waterbury police began a homicide investigation after a man was shot in a grocery store parking lot on Sept. 13
Investigators obtained an arrest warrant that charges 22-year-old Gelson Cruz of Waterbury with the following offenses: murder, criminal use of a weapon illegal transfer of a pistol or revolver and carrying a pistol without a permit.
On Sept. 13 officers responded at 11:06 a.m. to Waterbury Hospital for the report of a gunshot victim who had just been dropped off at the emergency room. Jordan Savage was pronounced dead just a few minutes before officers arrived.
Investigators said Savage was shot in the parking lot of Colonial Grocer, located at 103 Colonial Ave.
Colonial Grocer employees said police copied their surveillance video and that there were witnesses to the shooting.
Some shoppers are concerned the shooting happened off a busy street near a store they often frequent.
“It seems to continue happening the violence is increasing, but it happens, unfortunately, the country is dealing with this constantly,” Griffin Larke, of Waterbury, said.
Witnesses said the store is still a great place to visit, where everybody knows their neighbor. Guests often come in and chat while getting groceries, but now, they want to know what really happened in the parking lot.
“I’ve lived in this neighborhood for about 40 years now, just down the street,” Tom Wolff, of Waterbury, said. “It’s a pretty good place to live, but Waterbury has had a few shootings lately.”
The Waterbury Police Department’s Major Crime detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waterbury Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (203) 574-6941 or Crime Stoppers at (203) 755-1234.