Shooting Victim Arranged His Own Shooting: Police

A man who was shot in New Britain, Connecticut, a couple weeks arranged his own shooting in exchange for money, according to police.

The investigation started when police received a report just after 10:30 p.m. on May 31 that a man has been shot in the chest on Farmington Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found a 23-year-old man on the front steps with a gunshot wound to the upper chest.

He originally told police he didn’t know who shot him, but police now say that’s not the case, and that the victim was involved in the shooting.

He was a willing participant in his own assault and arranged to be shot for money, police said. How much money was involved is not clear.

Juan Ortiz, 48, New Britain, was arrested in connection with the shooting and was held on a $350,000 bond. He will be arraigned in court today.

The victim, who was rushed to a trauma hospital, is expected to make a full recovery.

Police said more arrests are coming.

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