Police Make Third Arrest in Westport Attack - NBC Connecticut

Police Make Third Arrest in Westport Attack



    Graphic Video Shows Assault on Post Road East in Westport

    Westport police have released graphic video of an assault on Post Road East Tuesday, and police are still trying to identify one of the people involved. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017)

    After releasing graphic video of an assault on Post Road East on Oct. 24, police said they have arrested three suspects in the case.

    Officers responded to the area of 550 Post Road East around 9 a.m. on Oct. 24 to investigate a fight and found two men who had been involved in a crash fighting in the middle of the road, police said.

    As they investigated, police determined that the incident began in Derby. Derby police said a resident on Prospect Street reported that a man showed up at his home and assaulted him with a hammer. Then, the resident followed his attacker into Westport, where they crashed their vehicles and the assault took place.

    Police said this was not a random attack and that the victims knew each other, but the motive for the attack was unclear.

    Three men have now been arrested.

    Fernando Morales, 41, of Derby, was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and breach of peace.

    Rafael Valle, 34, of Bridgeport, faces a reckless endangerment charge.

    Rafael Valle (left) and Fernando Morales (right)
    Photo credit: Westport Police Department

    Video shows another man pull up in a third vehicle, kick one of the men, who was on the ground, then get back into his car and drive off, police said.

    Police have now arrested Jose Alvarado, 41, of Bridgeport. He has been charged with second-degree assault. He was released after posting $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Court on Feb. 13.

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    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017)

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