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Man arrested in connection with New Britain shooting

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Vincent Slaughter,31 Photo Credit: New Britain Police

NEW BRITAIN — A man is in police custody following a shooting that happened Sunday.

Police said that they received multiple calls that afternoon, telling them shots had been fired in the area of Glen and Whiting streets.  A 33 year-old man was later found nearby  suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the local area hospital for treatment and is expected to recover from his injury.

Shortly after receiving the calls, police found Vincent Slaughter a few blocks away from the shooting. Police believe Slaughter, 31, to be the shooter. He was taken into custody without any incident.

Slaughter is being charged with first-degree assault, interfering with an officer, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and various other charges in the first degree. He is scheduled to be in court Monday, December 3.

Police said the shooting wasn’t random. The investigation remains active. Any one with information is asked to call police at 860-826-3145.

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