New Britain Man Charged In Southington Shooting

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SOUTHINGTON — A New Britain man faces attempted murder, first-degree assault and a firearms charge after police say he shot a man early Sunday in a parking lot near Center Street.

Police said they took Jesus Morales Jr., 31, of Long Swamp Road into custody near his home about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He was held on $1 million bail and is to be arraigned Monday morning in Superior Court in New Britain.

Police responded to the shooting after receiving a 911 call at 1:40 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived they found a 22-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police did not release additional information about the shooting.

By David Owens, Hartford Courant

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