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Shooting Suspect Arrested For Drive-By Shooting That Prompted Lockdowns At Three CT Schools

Wesley Brown
Wesley Brown Photo Credit: Rocky Hill Police Department

A 20-year-old suspect has been arrested for an alleged drive-by shooting that led to lockdowns at three Connecticut schools, authorities announced.

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Hartford County, the Rocky Hill School District placed three schools in “soft lockdowns” after there were reports of shots fired from one vehicle towards a second at approximately noon in the area of Orchard Street and Textbook Avenue.

The shooting was in the general area of the Myrtle H. Stevens Elementary School, Albert D. Griswold Middle School, and Rock Hill High School, school officials said.

According to police investigators, no one was struck by the gunfire, but a truck in the area was hit by multiple bullets.

The investigation into the drive-by shooting led police to identify a suspect, Rocky Hill resident Wesley Brown, who was arrested without incident.

Brown was charged with:

  • Reckless endangerment;
  • Criminal attempt of assault;
  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm;
  • Criminal possession of a firearm.

Brown was held in lieu of a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Dec. 8. 

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