A 60-year-old Groton man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly shot his relative with a flare gun Sunday morning.
Police said David J. Walski, of 55 Crouch Avenue, fired several rounds at his male relative with a flare gun, striking him one time. The victim was transported to William Backus Hospital for a non-life threatening injury. One of the flares entered the victim’s residence, but no significant damage was caused.
At around 9:20 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man was shot in the area of 69 Fountain Street and the perpetrator fled from the area in a blue Chevrolet.
Officers observed the described vehicle traveling away from the scene, and encountered Walksi when they stopped the car on Washington Street. Inside the vehicle, police discovered the flare gun they say Walksi used in the shooting.
Walski was charged with first and second degree assault, first- degree reckless endangerment, driving with weapons in a motor vehicle, carrying a dangerous weapon, and breach of peace.
He was held on a $100,000 bond and will appear in Norwich Superior Court on Monday.
Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the Norwich Police Department at 860-866-5561.