NEW BRITAIN – The city man who pleaded guilty to shooting another man in the head last year in a Farmington Avenue apartment was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison.
It took three months for police to find Rafael Alcaraz, 23, of 94 Cleveland St. after the October 2016 shooting. Alcaraz was in an apartment at 18 Farmington Avenue with others when an argument broke out and he shot another man in the head, police said. The victim, who is in his 30s, was initially in critical condition but survived the shooting.
Alcaraz, who was on special parole for a carrying a pistol without a permit conviction, fled the apartment before police arrived.
He turned himself in nearly three months later and was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to first-degree assault.
A New Britain Superior Court Judge sentenced him to nine years in prison followed by nine years special parole.
Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.