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Police Search for Suspect in Hours-Long Standoff



    Standoff Underway in Ansonia

    Police have surrounded a home in Ansonia where they believe a man is hiding after allegedly firing two gunshots at a group of people as part of a road rage fight. (Published Thursday, July 23, 2015)

    Police searched an Ansonia home Thursday night after an hours-long standoff, only to find the person they were looking for was gone.

    Authorities have identified that person as Ramon Acebedo.

    Police said the scene unfolded around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, when a road rage incident led to a fight on May Street involving about half a dozen people.

    Acebedo left the house at 14 May Street, where he was visiting a friend, and saw the fight. He went back inside, then returned with a gun and fired two shots toward the group, according to police.

    "Nobody was hurt. From the fight itself, a couple bumps and bruises and scratches, but from the shooting, we did not get any reports of anyone being hit or struck by anything from the gun," Ansonia police spokesman Lt. Andrew Cota said Thursday night.

    Police said Acebedo retreated into the home after opening fire. Officers swarmed the property, and a regional special response team was called out.

    After several hours of attempting to contact Acebedo, police entered the home. Acebedo wasn't there.

    Cota said police identified Acebedo after finding his driver's license on the ground. Authorities have checked homes where Acebedo has lived and are searching the town in an effort to track him down.

    They plan to obtain arrest warrants charging Acebedo with reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm. Cota said there may be additional charges and police expect to arrest other people as well.

    No additional information was immediately available.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.