Roberto Alvaran Obituary, Shooting – On Sunday, a shooting took place in New London, Connecticut, and the suspect, Carlos Figueroa, a 28-year-old man from New Britain, was apprehended by the police. Figueroa was found to be in possession of a 9mm handgun equipped with a high-capacity magazine loaded with 17 bullets. Although he is not currently charged in connection with the shooting itself, Figueroa faces charges of illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a high-capacity magazine, and interfering with police.
The victim of the shooting was identified as 32-year-old Roberto Alvaran. According to the police report, Alvaran suffered non-life-threatening injuries. However, his current condition is unknown, and he is no longer listed as a patient at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.
Another individual, 28-year-old Christopher Soto-Marrero, a Pennsylvania man temporarily staying in Norwich, was also arrested in relation to the incident. Soto-Marrero was driving a Chevy Silverado, which he allegedly used to flee the scene of the shooting. The police pursued the truck, which was driving recklessly and running red lights, until it eventually broke down and emitted smoke in the Wild Rose Avenue area of Waterford.
Soto-Marrero claimed that Figueroa had forced him at gunpoint to continue driving after the police began chasing them. He maintains his innocence and denies involvement in the shooting. Soto-Marrero was ordered to be held on a $50,000 bond.
When Soto-Marrero’s truck reached 197 Boston Post Road, Figueroa leaped out of the vehicle and fled into the nearby woods. The police employed a K9 team to track Figueroa and eventually located him in the back seat of a BMW stopped in the Williams Street area of Waterford. According to the police, Figueroa had to be subdued forcefully as he did not comply with officers’ orders.
Further details about the shooting, the motive behind it, and any additional suspects involved are not provided in the available information. The investigation into the incident is likely ongoing, and more information may emerge as the case progresses.