Update: Berlin police looking for Honda CRV while investigating report of gunfire

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:08
Written by LISA BACKUS


BERLIN – Police are looking for the driver of the vehicle who fired a gun at another car on the Berlin Turnpike this afternoon.

The man is described as a Hispanic with a darker complexion in his mid-twenties to possibly early thirties, police said

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

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

Police received reports at about 12:50 p.m. that shots were 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 northbound 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 be injured by gunfire, Ciuci said. Both cars left the scene before officers arrived, police said.

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

The vehicle from where the shots came was described as a silver Honda CRV, maybe in the 2005 to 2008 model years due to the square style.

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

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:08. Updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 17:11.