Two men escaped with relatively minor injuries after being shot during an apparent family dispute Friday night in Naugatuck.
The incident occurred at 538 South Main St. just after 9 p.m. when the Naugatuck Police Department received several 911 calls about shots fired. Upon arrival, police found a 31-year-old Naugatuck resident who had been struck in the foot with a bullet, and a 26-year-old Waterbury resident who was shot in the calf, police said. They were shot by Francisco Tellado, 36, of 1745 North Main St.,, Apt. C, in Waterbury, according to a police report.
Tellado fled the scene in a Honda Accord, while the 31-year-old victim was transported to Waterbury Hospital for treatment, police said. The 26-year-old refused medical treatment, according to police.
Naugatuck officers made contact with the suspect by phone, at which time he identified his whereabouts to authorities, a police report states. Waterbury Police then found Tellado at his apartment in the city and took him into custody without incident.
"Early stages of this investigation show the dispute to be an isolated family incident," said Lt. Robert Harrison, Naugatuck Police spokesman, in a prepared written statement. "The victims are related to the accused and exact relationships are being determined."
At this time Tellado is under arrest and charges are being determined, Harrison said. The handgun, a 9mm Ruger, was located on Tellado’s person, he said. The case is still under investigation and further information will follow, Harrison said.