Authorities Raid Gun Shop After Alleged Theft; Possibly Connected to Newtown Shooting

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    A gun shop with a connection to last week's deadly shooting in Newtown has been raided.
    No one-- except investigators, is being allowed inside Riverview Gun Sales, after Thursday's raid.

      "I went outside, and I saw the police cruisers out here and I didn't know what was going on," said Jean Fuller.
    A police source told NBC Connecticut the raid comes after a 26-year-old man from South Windsor tried to steal a rifle from the store. That suspect has been identified as Jordan Marsh, who has been arrested.
    However, the exact reason for the raid is unclear.
    "There's been some issues over the last week or two that we're investigating," said Chief Edward J. DeMarco, of the East Windsor Police Dept.
    The police presence has many on edge, considering one of the weapons that was used in Friday's shooting in Newtown may have been purchased at Riverview Gun Sales.
    "I'm still a little shaky, but then I heard one of the police officers say that we're not in any danger," said Fuller.
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is being very tight-lipped, only confirming that there's an ongoing investigation. Riverview Gun Sales is closed for now, and authorities aren't revealing when it will re-open.