Connecticut State Police have arrested a Glastonbury man who is accused of murdering a man during a drive-by shooting in Preston over the weekend.
Troopers received a 911 call from a motorist who thought he witnessed a shooting at the intersection of Route 2A and Route 12 in Preston around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Shortly after, police said a man suffering from a single gunshot wound, later identified as 35-year-old Robert Thompson, was transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital by a friend. Thompson later died from his injuries.
After an extensive investigation, authorities said a person of interest was developed by Eastern District Major Crimes Detectives.
At 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, state police arrested 25-year-old Francis Giannelli, of Glastonbury, troopers said.
Giannelli is facing charges including murder, criminal use of a weapon and carrying a pistol without a permit. He is being held on $1 million bond and is in court on Wednesday.