Alleged shooting motion with hand from ex-boyfriend leads to arrest

Published on Monday, 8 May 2017 22:35


PLAINVILLE - A Waterbury man was arrested Sunday after allegedly making a shooting motion with his hand toward another man.

Marcos Carrasquillo, 35, is facing charges of second-degree threatening, first-degree harassment, disorderly conduct and first-degree criminal trespassing.

According to the arrest warrant, Carrasquillo’s ex-girlfriend complained to her new boyfriend - the complainant - on Saturday that Carrasquillo was at her apartment and would not leave. The current boyfriend was in the apartment and the ex was at the door, the document continued.

Eventually, Carrasquillo left and went to his car. As he did this, the current boyfriend approached the doorway and saw Carrasquillo making a shooting gesture, the warrant said. He said that made him fear for his safety and that of his girlfriend.

Additionally, he said, the gesture was more meaning because he had received a message on Facebook several weeks ago from Carrasquillo in which he allegedly threatened to kill him and the ex-girlfriend, according to the warrant. Police viewed this message as part of the investigation.

Officers went to the apartment Saturday, but Carrasquillo had already left.

Carrasquillo was arrested Sunday and held overnight. During his arraignment Monday in Bristol Superior Court, officials said he has previously been convicted of third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, third-degree larceny, second-degree burglary and second-degree robbery.

Carrasquillo’s bail was set at $20,000. He is scheduled to appear next on June 9 to enter a plea.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Monday, 8 May 2017 22:35. Updated: Monday, 8 May 2017 22:51.