Police have arrested a man who they said claims he accidentally shot and killed his brother in Meriden over the weekend.
Detectives were called to Midstate Medical Hospital on Saturday after getting a report of a man with a gunshot wound.
Authorities said the man, later identified as 38-year-old Dante Smith, later died of his injuries.
During the investigation, police said Dante's brother, Anthony Smith, was identified as a suspect.
On Tuesday, a formal interview was conducted with Anthony. Police said Anthony was cooperative with detectives and admitted to accidentally shooting his brother with a rifle.
Anthony was held on several outstanding warrants and has since been charged accordingly for his involvement in the shooting, police said. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.
A search warrant was also executed at Anthony's house for evidence of the crime. While there, authorities said they found rifle ammunition and a pistol.
According to police, Anthony is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a gun and/or ammunition.
The incident is still being investigated and additional charges are anticipated, police added.