NEWINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Newington Police have arrested the suspect after a woman was found dead outside her home Thursday morning.
The SWAT team and Newington Police were on the scene at the home at 52 Gilbert Road and are now investigating this scene as a homicide. Police have lifted the ‘shelter in place‘ order for the Newington neighborhood after the suspect was taken into custody by ambulance.
A neighbor told News 8 that when she went to water her garden, she saw what she thought was a Halloween prop. When she went over, she found her neighbor dead in the front walkway of her house. She then called 911.
“I just run into the house and police came and they asked me where the guy is? And I said I don’t know if he’s inside or outside because all of his cars are here so he didn’t go anywhere in the cars,” said the neighbor.
Geno Scalesse Who lives across the street from the home, says they are a nice family.
“I know the guy was in the service, that’s all I know about him he seemed like he was a nice family man he always had American flags around his house. He has kids and he seemed like a nice family man it’s sad.”
After 3 hours, police were able to take the husband into custody, they say he had serious injuries. Now they are investigating the homicide.
Hartford Police and West Hartford Police, as well as the Hartford Police K-9, are also assisting in the investigation.