Shots fired on Berlin Turnpike; police seek driver

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:41
Written by LISA BACKUS


BERLIN - Police are looking for a driver who fired a gun at another car on the Berlin Turnpike Tuesday afternoon.

The man is described as Hispanic with a darker complexion, in his mid-20s to early 30s, police said.

He was wearing a black and gold baseball cap and hair down to about his chin.

The man yelled at the victim in Spanish and displayed a black handgun, police said.

Police received reports at about 12:50 p.m. that shots had been fired in the northbound lanes of the Berlin Turnpike near the Route 372 on-ramp. Police were told by witnesses that someone in a vehicle headed north had shot at a second vehicle after some type of road-rage incident, Lt. Chris Ciuci said.

Police were still interviewing witnesses as of 3:30 p.m. and trying to get an accurate description of the car from which the shots were fired. No one appeared to have been injured, Ciuci said. Both cars left the scene before officers arrived, police said.

Officers found .40-caliber Smith & Wesson shells at the scene and a bullet in the victim’s car, police said.

The vehicle from which the shots came was described as a silver Honda CRV, perhaps in the 2005 to 2008 model years.

Anyone with information or who may have seen the incident is asked to call Berlin police at 860-828-7080.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Berlin on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:41. Updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:44.