Man arrested in Bristol fatal shooting

Chad Couture (Photo provided by the Bristol Police Department)


BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — According to the Bristol Police Department, a man was shot to death outside of a Bristol residence on Friday night.

Bristol Police responded to a report of a shooting victim on the ground outside of 240 Woodland Street just before 5:30 p.m. Daniel Caron, 63, of Bristol was shot in the chest and was taken to Bristol Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police collected evidence from the scene, including a handgun and later arrested 35-year-old Chad Couture of Bristol in connection with the shooting. Couture was charged with first-degree manslaughter with a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm. He is being held on a $500,000 bond and the incident is still under investigation.

There is no word as to how or if the two men knew each other. If you have any information concerning this incident, contact the Bristol Police Department at (860) 584-7931.