Danbury Residents React After Shots Fired on Newtown Road – Report
Residents throughout the Hat City have voiced concern after police say shots rang out in the area of Newtown Rd. on Saturday night (March 5).
Sunday morning, I was checking my Instagram when I noticed an uncharacteristic post from my friend Jack Drake.
Jack is I95's meteorologist and a local with his ear to the ground. He'd posted the following on Saturday evening (3/5/22):
"30 Mins Ago: Major Incident - Danbury. SHOOTING at Chili's Parking lot on Exit 8. Unknown Injuries. Suspect fled in Gray Honda CRV towards Bethel. Search in Progress. Avoid the area."
Jack obtained the information using a police scanner. A private Facebook group called "911 Danbury: "Keeping Our Community in the Know" shared more allegations related to the incident.
These reports from the public are now backed up by a press release from the Danbury Police Department who issued a press release on (3/5/22) that reads in part:
"On Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 7:01 P.M., Danbury police officers responded to the area of 81 Newtown Rd., Chilis Restaurant, on the report of a disturbance with gunshots fired. Officers responded to the area and found that a disturbance started in the restaurant among two groups of patrons. The disturbance moved outside, and a person involved in the fight pulled a gun and fired a couple of shots."
Police said no one was injured in the incident and state that several individuals fled the scene. This is an active and open investigation. Anyone with information on the matter is being asked to contact Det. Thomas Collins at (203) 797-4662, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the confidential tips line at (203) 790-TIPS (8477), or anyone with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip to the Danbury Police Department by texting DANBURYPD and their message/tip to 847411 (Tip411).
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