Connecticut Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Maine

Connecticut Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Maine

Rafael Santiago-Salazar, age 19, was arrested, in Maine, on Oct. 25, 2017, for an attempted murder committed on Jan. 19, in Winchester, Connecticut.

Santiago-Salazar was held in the Washington County Jail in Machias, Maine. Then he was taken to the state police barracks in Litchfield where he was charged with attempted murder, first-degree unlawful restraint, assault, reckless endangerment and threatening with a gun.

He was scheduled to appear in Torrington Superior Court, in Connecticut Thursday afternoon. He is being held on $1 million bail.

The suspect allegedly shot the victim in the chest in Winchester on Jan. 19. The gun-shot victim was airlifted to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The victim survived, however, there is no other information available.

Once detectives suspected Santiago-Salazar they discovered he had fled the state of Connecticut. The obtained a warrant and found him in Maine, according to Connecticut State Police.

Written by Jeanette Smith


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