Southington police search for suspect in Saturday shooting

Dom Amore, Hartford Courant

Southington police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting on Rethal Street on Saturday night.

Police describe the suspect as a 5-foot-7 male with short hair, who fled the scene wearing dark clothes, long sleeves, in a dark blue Chevrolet Impala.

Officers responded to the scene at approximately 10:37 p.m. Saturday and were met by residents of the surrounding homes who told them the location of the shooting. The victim was taken by residents of the home to Bristol Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound in his calf.

According to police, there was a conversation outside the home and as several residents moved to enter, they heard a gunshot and found the victim in the driveway. Video captured from the area showed the dark blue Impala fleeing as nine more shots were fired. Police collected shell casings and other evidence from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Southington police detective J. Armak at 860-378-1649.

Dom Amore can be reached at damore@courant.com