Thea Digiammerino

1 Dead After New Britain Shooting; Suspect in Custody

A man is dead and another injured after a shooting in new Britain Thursday night, and police have a suspect in custody.

Police said the victims, a 29-year-old man and a 31-year-old man, were shot in the area of 75 Arch Street around 11:30 p.m. The older man died of his injuries. Neither victim has been publicly identified.

Investigators identified the suspect as Ramell Bell, who was already wanted on a narcotics warrant out of Maine. Bell was found at a relative’s home in Meriden and taken into custody on that warrant. He was later charged with murder, first-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm and reckless endangerment in the New Britain incident.

Bell is being held on a $1 million bond and is due in court on Monday.

Police believe Bell knew the victims and that the shooting was part of an ongoing dispute.

No other details were immediately available.

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