Suspect Fired Gun off During Domestic Dispute: Willimantic Police

A Willimantic man accused of firing a gun off during a domestic dispute has been arrested, according to police.

Police said that on Tuesday around 10:53 a.m. they were called to a home on Peru Street for a reported dispute and possible gunfire.

Witnesses told police they saw two males arguing with each other and one of them, later identified as 42-year-old William Maldonado, showed a gun and fired it off before fleeing the scene, police said.

No one was hurt during the incident, but during a check of the area officers found a young female and an infant inside the home.

Maldonado was arrested Tuesday and charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, and breach of peace. He was already on parole for a 2011 armed robbery in Willimantic.

Maldonado was held on a $200,000 bond and is due in court Wednesday.

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