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Bristol Man Charged In New Britain Shooting

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Pedro Colon faces attempted murder, among other charges, in connection with the shooting of a 23-year-old. (Courtesy of New Britain Police Department)

NEW BRITAIN — Police have charged a Bristol man with attempted murder and other charges in connection with a shooting in New Britain Wednesday that left a man with serious wounds.

Pedro Colon, 29, of 320 Queen St., was held on $1 million bail and is to be arraigned Monday in Superior Court in New Britain.

Police said they were called to the area of 116 West St. at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday for a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they learned a person had been shot and that the victim and shooter had left the area.

A short time later, police said they were notified that a 23-year-old man had arrived at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain with gunshot wounds to the face. He was transferred to a trauma center and is expected to survive, police said.

Police said they identified Colon as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest on Sunday, found him at a Bristol restaurant and took him into custody without incident.

In addition to attempted murder, he was charged with first-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, reckless endangerment, carrying a pistol without a permit and illegal use of f firearm.

Police said their investigation is continuing.

By David Owens, Hartford Courant

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