Detectives investigate shots fired in apparent road-rage incident in Berlin


BERLIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Detectives with Berlin Police are investigating after they received reports of shots fired in connection to a road rage incident on Tuesday.

Police say they received the reports around 12:53 p.m. that shots were fired in the northbound lanes of the Berlin Turnpike by the off-ramp to Route 372.

Once officers arrived, they say they found evidence of the crime. They believe the incident involved two vehicles, both of which had left the scene before officers arrived.

Based on information officers received from witnesses, they believe the incident was related to road-rage. Nobody was struck by the gunfire, they say.

Officers believe the suspect is a Hispanic male with a darker complexion in his mid 20’s to possible early 30’s. They describe him as having a chin strap with longer hair in the chin area, wearing a black and gold baseball-style cap. They say the suspect’s vehicle is a silver Honda CRV, maybe from 2005 to 2008, due to the square style. Investigators say a black handgun was shown and casings from a .40 caliber S&W was recovered at the scene and one bullet was recovered from a victim’s vehicle. Officers say the suspect spoke in Spanish when he yelled at the victim.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident. If you have information that may be able to help them, you’re asked to call (860) 828-7080.