Shooting gesture results in threatening charge in Plainville

Published on Monday, 8 May 2017 21:53


PLAINVILLE – A Waterbury man was arrested Sunday after allegedly making a shooting motion with his hand directed at a man in Plainville.

Marcos Carrasquillo, 35, is facing charges of second-degree threatening, first-degree harassment, disorderly conduct and first-degree criminal trespassing.

According to the arrest warrant, Carrasquillo’s ex-girlfriend complained to her new boyfriend – the complainant in the case – on Saturday that Carrasquillo was at her apartment and would not leave. The current boyfriend was inside the apartment and the ex was at the door, the document continued.

Eventually, Carrasquillo left and went to his car. As he did this, the current boyfriend approached the apartment’s doorway and saw Carrasquillo making a shooting gesture with his hand, the warrant said. The complainant said this made him fear for the safety of himself and his girlfriend.

Additionally, the complainant said, the gesture had more meaning because he received a message on Facebook several weeks ago from Carrasquillo in which he allegedly threatened to kill the current boyfriend and his ex-girlfriend, according to the warrant. Police viewed this message as part of the investigation.

Officers responded to the apartment Saturday, but Carrasquillo had already left. They could not immediately locate him.

Carrasquillo was arrested Sunday and held in custody overnight. During his arraignment Monday in Bristol Superior Court, officials said he has previously been convicted of third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, third-degree larceny, second-degree burglary and second-degree robbery.

Carrasquillo’s bail was set at $20,000. He is scheduled to next appear in court on June 9 to enter a plea.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Plainville on Monday, 8 May 2017 21:53. Updated: Monday, 8 May 2017 21:55.