2 Face Charges in New Britain Shooting


New Britain police have obtained arrest warrants for two people after a shooting outside a New Britain strip mall Sunday.

Police responded to the parking lot of the shopping plaza at 220 E. Main St. around 4 a.m. Sunday and located four males.

Three of the males were suffering from gunshot wounds while a fourth was assaulted.

Three of the victims were taken to three different area hospitals by private vehicle. Another vehicle carrying the fourth victim was stopped a few blocks away.

The victim was treated on scene then transported to the hospital by ambulance.

None of the injuries were life threatening.

Sunday evening New Britain police announced they had arrest warrants for Roberto Alicea, 24, of Atwood Street in New Britain, and Milton Figueroa, 26, of South Whiting Street in New Britain, in connection with the incident. Both men were shot during the incident.

Police said Alicea faces charges of criminal possession of a firearm and third-degree assault. He was already in police custody on a related weapon violation, police said. He is being held on a $125,000 bond and due in New Britain court on July 25.

Police said Figueroa faces charges of first-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm. The warrant set a $350,000 bond. Figueroa is still being treated for his injuries and is on a police hold at the hospital. Police said the warrant will be served upon his release.

Police believe those involved in the incident were members of a car club that was meeting in the parking lot. When the shots rang out, the group scattered.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Det. Thai Tran at (860) 826-3140 or the Community Tip Line at (860) 826-3199.

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