SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (WWLP/WTNH) – Two people were injured and a suspect is in custody following a workplace shooting in South Windsor Tuesday morning.
Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio identified the suspected shooter as Springfield resident Alan Rosario, 33, who is allegedly the co-worker of the victim shot.
South Windsor police confirmed to News 8 that two victims are in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after one person was shot and another was hit with fragments from a bullet at a workplace at 105 Edwin Road.
According to South Windsor Police Sgt. Mark Cleverdon, the shooting happened in a parking lot in an industrial area at about 8:45 Tuesday morning. Our sister station News 8 has learned that Independent Truck and Tractor Repair LLC is the business listed at the address.
Rosario was apprehended at the Massachusetts border on Interstate 91 in Longmeadow after Connecticut State Police notified Massachusetts State Police troopers they were seeking a dark 2017 GMC Acadia with Massachusetts registration, operated by Rosario.
Moments later, Enfield Police located the vehicle on I-91 heading northbound in Springfield and stopped it. A State Police sergeant who was also in the area assisted along with two additional Enfield police cruisers and several State Police troopers.
Rosario was removed from the vehicle at gunpoint and taken into custody, according to Procopio. He added that an inventory of the vehicle led to the discovery of a gun.
“There was a concern that he was headed to Massachusetts based off where the vehicle was registered to and where we believed he resided, so they were able to follow that vehicle and conduct a felony traffic stop on that vehicle with the Massachusetts State Police,” said Sgt. Cleverdon.
Rosario is being held as a fugitive from justice at the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Springfield. He will eventually have to return to Connecticut to face charges there.
Both victims were taken to Hartford Hospital, and are expected to recover.
View the full interview with South Windsor Police Sgt. Mark Cleverdon below: