Police find suspect in gun-related disturbance, Windham schools lockdown lifted

WINDHAM -- Windham schools went on a shelter in place lockdown Tuesday morning while police searched for a suspect.

State police said they responded to Windham Heights Apartments for a shots fired around 8 a.m. Police said Brandon Jones, 25, shot a man during an altercation then fled the scene.

"Jones fired a round from a handgun he had in his possession unlawfully," police said.

Police said there were no reported injuries and Jones was later located in New London. Jones was arrested and charged with discharge of firearm, breach of peace, criminal possession of firearm, threatening and reckless endangerment. He was held on a $200,000 bond and will appear in a Danielson court Wednesday.

Meanwhile, neighbors in the area said they were surprised to hear about shots being fired since the complex is usually quiet. Resident Willie, who did not want to give his last name, said he immediately went to check on his mother when he saw the state police cars outside.

“A little bit scary, they could’ve ran inside the house, they could’ve kicked down the door, take someone hostage, you never know things happen,” Willie said.