Two shot in family dispute


NAUGATUCK — A family dispute Friday night in Naugatuck ended with two men shot and a third man arrested.

Francisco Tellado, 36, of 1745 North Main St., Apt. C, Waterbury was arrested Friday night in connection to the shooting, which police described as an “isolated family incident.”

According to a release issued by Naugatuck police spokesman Lt. Robert Harrison, police received multiple 911 calls shortly after 9 p.m. reporting shots fired in the area of 538 South Main St. One caller confirmed a gunshot victim was at the house, while other callers reported seeing a red Honda Accord flee the scene south on Route 63.

When police arrived on the scene officers found two unidentified men, a 31-year-old Naugatuck resident and a 26-year-old Waterbury resident, had been shot. The victims are related to Tellado, Harrison said.

The Naugatuck man was shot in the foot and the Waterbury man was hit in the calf, Harrison reported. Neither of the injuries were life threatening, he said. The Naugatuck man was treated at Waterbury Hospital, while the Waterbury man refused medical treatment.

Tellado was identified as the shooter and investigators were able to contact him by phone, Harrison said. Tellado told investigators where he was and Waterbury police arrested him at his house. Police retrieved the handgun used in the shooting, a 9mm Ruger, on Tellado.

As of Monday morning, the case remained under investigation and it was unclear what events led up to the shooting.

Tellado was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of criminal possession of a pistol, two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, one count of unlawful discharge of a firearm and one count of breach of peace. He is being held on a $500,000 bond to appear Monday in Waterbury Superior Court.

Court records show that Tellado has served time in prison for various convictions including criminal possession of a pistol/revolver, interfering with an officer, second-degree failure to appear, illegal operation of a motor vehicle under suspension, second-degree breach of peace and second-degree threatening.

Tellado has pending motor vehicle and interfering with officer charges against him from last month in Waterbury Superior Court, records show. He is due in court on Sept. 14 for those charges.