SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) – The pursuit of multiple shootings covering a large number of communities concluded Sunday night.
Police identified the suspect as Douglas Floyd Gollnick, 74, from Plantsville. He was in the hospital on Monday morning.
According to Southington Lt. Keith Egan Police, officers were reported at around 6:45 p.m. Sunday from a homeowner at 2344 Meriden-Waterbury Rd who said 16 shots had been fired at their home.
about half an hour later Residents at 376 North Star Dr. have called police to say that four or five gunshots were also fired at the person̵7;s home.
Around 7:40 p.m., officers were informed of a “broken glass” incident at the Hartford HealthCare Group on Meriden Avenue.
Just before 9 p.m., church members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said an unspecified incident occurred. But a similar incident took place at an expressway turning point. Meriden-Waterbury
When officers arrived at the scene at Meriden Road, they said they noticed a suspect that matched the description of a person involved in a previous shooting in Bristol standing outside a Chevy Silverado. black parked at the back of the building
The man is described as a white man wearing a yellow t-shirt and blue jeans. Open the passenger door and hold a rifle in hand.
As officers began to set boundaries around the building, they heard several shots fired from the man’s position.
shortly after Inspectors saw Silverado exit into Meriden Avenue and immediately chased after him.
The chase led police down Old Turnpike Road and onto Interstate 691.
Middletown police said the suspect jumped out of the car at Middlefield and headed east onto Washington Street in Middletown.
Authorities installed a stop to try to prevent the driver from going further. But he continued to drive and onto the main road. Finally reached the Arrigoni Bridge.
The vehicle eventually came to a halt after a Southington chase forced Silverado off the road towards the foot of the Portland Bridge.
The suspect, later identified as Gollnick, was taken into custody and taken to a New Britain hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
Police Confiscated a .22 Caliber Rifle From Gollnick Possession
No other injuries were reported.
Lieutenant Egan said two Southington cruisers were damaged during the chase.
The incident closed the Arrigoni Bridge in both directions for a short period of time. But it has reopened since then.
The vehicle was towed back to the Southington Police Department.
It was later determined that Gollnick was involved in the shooting at Meriden Avenue and was suspected of another shooting in the city.
according to the police both the expressway location Meriden-Waterbury and North Star Drive were occupied at the time of the shooting, however, no injuries were reported.
On Monday morning, Gollnick was expected to be charged with first-degree attempted assault. illegal release reckless risk criminal use of firearms incident
As police continue to investigate other incidents, they said they expected more charges.
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