New London Shooting: The man from New Britain who was apprehended after fleeing the scene of a shooting on Sunday allegedly had a 9mm handgun with a high-capacity magazine containing 17 bullets.
On Monday, 28-year-old Carlos Figueroa appeared in New London Superior Court, where a judge set his bond at $250,000. The incident that occurred at 3:33 a.m. near 35 Union St. is not related to the charges that Figueroa is facing, which include illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a high-capacity magazine, and interfering with police.
According to the police investigation, 32-year-old Roberto Alvaran was shot and killed on Sunday. According to the police, Alvaran’s injuries were not life-threatening. Unfortunately, he is no longer registered as a patient at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, thus we have no idea what his current health is.
Christopher Soto-Marrero, a 28-year-old Pennsylvania resident currently residing in Norwich, was also apprehended after allegedly fleeing the scene of the shooting in a Chevrolet Silverado. The police gave chase to the erratic truck down Bank Street and into Waterford, where it started smoking and eventually broke down near Wild Rose Avenue.
According to the police report, after giving chase, Soto-Marrero claims Figueroa ordered him to keep driving at gunpoint. Soto-Marrero says the shooting was not his fault. The judge set his bond at $50,000.
Police said Figueroa rushed into the woods as Soto-Marrero’s truck pulled into the driveway of 197 Boston Post Road. Using a K9 unit, police in Waterford were able to track down and halt a BMW with Figueroa hiding in the trunk. It was reported that Figueroa “was taken down by force because he did not comply” with police demands.