Arrest Made in New Britain Church Shooting


An arrest has been made in the New Britain church shooting that happened last Friday, police told NBC Connecticut.

New Britain Police said one person is in custody following the shooting that happened on Arch Street near the church around 8 p.m on Aug. 19.

Resonding offers found a 77-year-old Angela Semidey, who is married to the pastor, suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg at the Arch Street Church: Iglesia Cristiana El Sigue Siendo Dios.

"I had all the children outside, trying to push them inside so that none of them would be hurt… putting them inside. I was the last one that went inside and so I felt something that hit me in the area above my hips," said Semidey, in Spanish to NBC Connecticut.

Friday police arrested Kunta Kinta Cupe, 39, of Branford for the shooting and charged him with one count each of assault first-degree and criminal attempt assault first-degree; and two counts each of criminal possession of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm.

Cupe's bond was set at $750,000.

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