Bristol police make two arrests in connection with Blakeslee Street shooting

Published on Friday, 10 September 2021 14:32
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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BRISTOL -- Police on Friday announced the arrests of two people they say were involved in a shooting last week.

Malkisua Rosado, 26, of no certain address, and Jaymily Ortiz, 31, of 200 Prospect St., each face charges in the Aug. 30 shooting of a woman in the Huntington Woods apartment complex, located at 200 Blakeslee St.

Police said the arrests were the result on an extensive investigation into the shooting, which landed a 41-year-old woman, who has not yet been identified, in an area hospital, where she was listed in serious but stable condition last week. Police said she was found suffering from a gunshot wound in an apartment in the complex.

Rosado, police said Friday, has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree reckless endangerment. He is being held on $500,000 bond following his arraignment Thursday in New Britain Superior Court. He is due back in court on Sept. 24 to enter a plea.

Ortiz has been charged with first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, illegal discharge of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm. She is being held on $500,000 bond and was expected to be arraigned Friday in New Britain court.

Following the arrests, multiple city officials issued comments in a statement released Friday.

“I am very pleased that we were able to execute these arrest warrants for the Blakeslee Street incident and quickly take these two individuals into custody,” police Chief Brian Gould said.

“This is not the type of activity we want in any neighborhood and I am happy that the police were able to identify and remove these two individuals from the street,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, who chairs the Police Commission. “On another front, we are also targeting landlords who do not do adequate background checks and allow disruptive activities to occur within their apartments.”

Councilwoman Brittany Barney, who represents Federal Hill, where this incident occurred, urged residents to keep an open dialogue with city officials and police.

“We strongly encourage residents and neighbors to communicate with us, their representatives on City Council, as well as to use the COPS Tip Line at 860-585-TIPS to anonymously report any suspicious activities so that it can be investigated,” Barney said.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Friday, 10 September 2021 14:32. Updated: Friday, 10 September 2021 14:35.