Waterbury Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting

NBC Connecticut

Waterbury police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 37-year-old New Haven man on July 24.

Officers were called to the intersection of East Farm Street and Orange Street around 8:15 p.m. after getting a weapons complaint.

Police were advised by dispatchers that there were two people shot and both were in the road, authorities said.

When officers arrived, they said they found one person who had been shot in the shoulder and chest area and another person who had been shot in the leg. Both people were transported to the hospital to be treated.

While investigating the incident, investigators said they learned another person had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. He or she was also shot on East Farm Street and continues to be treated for the injury, officers added.

As the investigation continued, officers said they learned the 37-year-old man who had been shot in the chest later succumbed to his injuries and his death is being investigated as a homicide. Police have identified him as Douglas Daniels, of New Haven.

Reginald Miles, 31, of Waterbury, was arrested and charged in connection with the homicide of Daniels.

Miles has been charged with murder, conspiracy at murder, two counts of assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, illegal sale or transfer of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, illegal discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment.

Miles is being held on a $3 million bond.

Anyone with information should contact the Waterbury Police Department's Detective Bureau at (203) 574-6951 or Crime Stoppers at (203) 755-1234.

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