Suspect who shot two kids and a woman still on the run, considered armed and dangerous

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NEW BRITAIN -- Three people, including two children, were shot Wednesday morning in New Britain and the alleged shooter is still on the run.

Jermaine Tywane Scott

Police said the shooting happened at a single-family home on Newington Avenue in New Britain, near Chamberlain Elementary school, just before 7 a.m. Police found a 12-year-old, 17-year-old, and an adult woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police are looking for Jermaine Tywane Scott, 36, in connection with the shooting. He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Scott has a criminal record in the state and was sentenced to eight years in jail for attempting to commit larceny but police said he has no criminal history in New Britain.

New Britain Police have issued an arrest warrant for Scott who is charged with three counts of criminal attempt to commit murder, one count of criminal possession of a firearm, one count of criminal use of a firearm and one count of criminal possession of a high capacity magazine.

The victims were taken to area trauma centers for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to police. Police said this wasn't a random incident and that it appears that the suspect and the victims have a domestic relationship. Scott was believed to have lived at the Newington Avenue address.

Superintendent of New Britain schools, Nancy Sara, confirmed that the 12-year-old boy attends a local public school. She said the boy and the suspect got into an argument prior to the shooting.


Police went to another address on Olive Street after reports of a car found there that Scott may have used. Some witnesses said he may have been seen using a CTfastrak bus.

St. Francis Hospital's emergency room was briefly locked down in connection with the shooting, but the lockdown was lifted just after 9:15 a.m.

The suspect may possibly have been in the New Haven area after detectives recovered three cell phones belonging to Scott from a trashcan at a home.

New Britain police are working with other agencies around the state to find Scott.

Anyone with information on him is asked to call police at (860) 826-3000.

If sighted, dial 911.