Suspect in Simsbury Shooting Arrested

The victim is a 20-year-old man.

Simsbury Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of a 20-year-old man in the parking lot of Wolcott Woods Condominiums in Simsbury on the night of Monday, May 19.

Police said they received several 911 calls around 11:29 p.m. reporting a man had been shot in the parking lot in front of 47, 49 and 53 Wolcott Woods. One of those calls came from the victim himself, police said.

Officers arrived and immediately started treating a man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper body.

The victim was not a resident of the condominium complex, according to police. He was transported to a local hospital and survived the shooting, according to police.

As police began investigating, they said they and believed that the victim and the suspect or suspects were acquaintances. 

On Monday, police arrested Alexander Rivera, 20, of in Hartford and said he is suspected in an armed robbery and the shooting.

Rivera was charged with first-degree assault, conspiracy/assault in the first degree, first-degree robbery, first-degree threatening, third-degree larceny and conspiracy/larceny in the third-degree.

Bond was set at $500,000. Rivera is due in Enfield Superior Court on June 10.     

It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

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