Police Make Arrest In Hartford Home Invasion, Shooting

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Pedro Perez was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, home invasion and risk of injury to a minor. (Courtesy Of Hartford Police)

HARTFORD — A man who police said fired a gun during a home invasion has been arrested, police said.

No one was injured during the shooting at a multi-family house in the South End Monday, they said.

About 1:50 p.m., police received a 911 call from a woman who screamed that someone was trying to get into her house at 331 Linnmore St., police said. The men — who identified themselves as Hartford police officers — smashed through two back doors, they said.

The woman heard a gunshot as she ran out of the house, police said.

Witnesses told officers that the men had left in a silver or gray Chevy Tahoe. Police spotted the vehicle on Maple Avenue and pulled it over, they said

They found a black, semi-automatic .45-caliber pistol on the passenger-seat floorboard, police said. They took the two occupants, Pedro Perez, 47, of Rector Street in East Hartford, and Jose Ayuso, 44, of Bellevue Street in Hartford into custody. Ayuso was not arrested.

Perez was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, home invasion and risk of injury to a minor, police said. He also was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a gun, carrying a pistol without a permit and first-degree reckless endangerment.

His bail was set at $750,000; he was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Superior Court.

The home invasion was not random, police said; the home was targeted.

By Christine Dempsey, Hartford Courant

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