Mystic Man Shot Crossbow at Victim: Police

A Mystic man is accused of shooting an arrow from a crossbow at someone in Groton and has been arrested.

It happened just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, according to police.

They responded to Sunny’s Market on Gold Star Highway in Mystic for a report of a motor vehicle that was struck by an arrow and the victim told police she had gone to the Colonial Efficiency Apartments on Gold Star Highway and 40-year-old Francisco Rolon was standing outside of his apartment.

He told the victim, “this is how you kill someone,” then he went into his apartment, police said.

As the victim moved away, Rolon came out of his apartment carrying a crossbow, shot toward the victim and hit the rear passenger door of her vehicle, police said.

The victim wasn’t injured.

Officers responded to Rolon’s apartment, set up a perimeter and attempted to make contact with him, police said.

Around 12:30 a.m., officers saw Rolon leave a back door in an attempt to get away, but they were able to apprehend him.

He was held on a $150,000 bond and appeared in New London Superior Court. Police said he was on parole.

Rolon was charged with criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree, threatening in the first degree, threatening in the second degree, breach of peace in the second degree,

reckless endangerment, criminal mischief in the third degree and carrying a dangerous weapon.

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