Gun Discharged in Milford Howard Johnsons Parking Lot

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013  |  Updated 2:22 PM EDT
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Gun Discharged in Milford Howard Johnsons Parking Lot

NBCConnecticut.com and Milford Police

Wilfredo Vega has been arrested in connection with an incident at Howard Johnsons in Milford in June.

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Milford police have arrested a man in connection with a dispute that led to shots being fired in the parking lot of Howard Johnsons, at 1052 Boston Post Road on June 6.

Milford said they received a complaint of shots being discharged in the parking lot of Howard Johnsons and a preliminary investigation revealed that two people were in a dispute in the parking lot, which led to the discharging of a firearm.

Police said two vehicles involved in the incident fled the scene.  One of the vehicles engaged police in a pursuit for a short time.

Officers found one car on Route 121.

Police have identified one suspect as Wilfredo Vega, 25, of Bridgeport, and are looking for the other person who was involved.

He was arrested on a warrant yesterday and charged with criminal use of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal attempt-assault first degree and reckless endangerment in the first degree. He was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear at Milford Superior Court GA #22 on Sept 24.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Youd at (203) 783-4728, email dyoud@ci.milford.ct.us or submit a tip online.

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