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4 Arrested in Connection With Waterbury Shooting

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    From left: Orlando Morales, Juan Maldonado, Juanita Jones, Eugene McFarlin.

    Waterbury police arrested four people after a shooting in the streets Tuesday night.

    Police said on Tuesday around 7:25 p.m. two motorcycles driving east on Hopkins Street passed a Jeep traveling the opposite way. The Jeep stopped and two passengers jumped out and began shooting at the motorcycles, according to police. The suspects then got back into the Jeep and fled north on Cooke Street. No injuries were reported.

    Later the same day patrol officers spotted a Jeep matching the suspect vehicle description. According to police, the front passenger and a rear passenger got out and began to run. One of them, later identified as 21-year-old Orlando Morales, was tackled by an officer and taken into custody. He faces multiple charges including criminal attempt at first-degree assault, carrying a pistol without a permit, reckless endangerment, illegal discharge of a firearm, conspiracy at first-degree assault and interfering with an officer. He was held on a $250,000 bond.

    Police found the other passenger, identified as 35-year-old Juan Maldonado, in an apartment. They found a loaded handgun outside the apartment building.

    Maldonado was charged with Criminal Attempt at first-degree assault, carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal transfer/purchase of a pistol or revolver, criminal possession of a pistol or revolver, criminal possession of a firearm/ammunition, conspiracy at first-degree assault and interfering with an officer. He was held on a $250,000 bond.

    Police also arrested 59-year-old Eugene McFarlin, who lives in the apartment building. Police said he was uncooperative when officers were searching for Maldonado and that he “aggressively” approached officers during the incident. He was charged with interfering with an officer and held on a $5,000 bond.

    The driver, identified as 28-year-old Juanita Jones, was uncooperative with officers and was taken into custody, police said. Officers said she had 18.8 grams of heroin on her. She was charged with illegal possession of narcotics with intent to sell, conspiracy at first-degree assault and interfering with an officer. She was held on a $50,000 bond.

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