The Waterbury Police Department arrested four individuals accused of being involved in a police pursuit and firearms incident that occurred on Wednesday night.
According to Waterbury officers, police were called to the area of Oak Street and Walnut Street for reports of shots fired from a man with a handgun exiting a white KIA at 5:20pm.
Police responded and did not locate any victims, witnesses, or damge, but were able to find empty shell casings on Oak Street. Officers say they saw a white KIA minutes after, and that the vehicle matched the description of the suspect’s car. The vehicle refused to stop and continued to drive recklessly.
Police say that they saw the car contain four individuals.
The suspect’s car crashed into two police vehicles in the area of Howard Street at Wolcott Street, then the suspects began to run from police after they exited the car. Police were able to apprehend the suspects after a brief foot chase.
Waterbury police disovered upon investigation that the white KIA was identified as a previously reported stolen car from Plainfield, and found two loaded handguns and a plastic bag containing live ammunition inside of the car.
One suspect was identified as Kevin O. Santos, 21 of Waterbury, and is allegedly the suspect who discharged gunshots in the area of Oak Street and Walnut Street.
The driver was identified as Dartre Booker, 24 of Waterbury. The other two suspects were identified as Judson Albert Watts, 25 of Waterbury, and Douglas Lara, 21 of Waterbury. Police say all suspects were arrested and are convicted felons.
Watts was transported to a hospital for a minor injury, then was released. Police say Lara had a warrant from a previous conviction.
Two police officers have minor injuries from the apprehension of the suspects.
All suspects received similar charges of interfering with a police officer, criminal possession of a firearm, and more. Booker received more charges based on reckless driving, engaging in police pursuit, among other charges.
Booker and Santos are held on a $250,000 bond each, Lara is held on a $150,000 bond, and Watts is held on a $75,000 bond.
All have a pending arraignment in court.