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Footprint Trail in Snow led Police to Suspected Shooter 

A man in Connecticut was arrested after allegedly shooting a firearm at a residence, and the police followed a trail of footprints in the snow leading from the scene of the incident to his home. 

Early in the morning on February 28, people who live in a home in Bloomfield placed a call to the authorities. They reported that someone had opened fire at their residence. They said a bullet went through a window and into a bedroom in the home. 

Officers with the Bloomfield Police Department went to the residence, and they reportedly found a bullet-sized hole that went through a bedroom window and wall. The bullet reportedly got stuck in the wall in the bathroom on the other side of the bedroom. 

It was reported that officers located a shell casing. It had been snowing, and they saw footprints leading away from the scene. They followed the footprints in the snow and were led to a nearby home. 

A search warrant was obtained by the authorities, and when the house was searched, the detectives said they found a loaded firearm. They believe the Glock 19 had been stolen from Vermont. The weapon also reportedly had a modification that turned it into a fully automatic weapon. Additionally, it was reported that they found over 100 rounds of ammo in the residence. 

The suspect was taken into custody and jailed for suspicion of illegal possession of a machine gun, illegal discharge of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, and second-degree reckless endangerment. He is being held in lieu of an $800,000 surety bond. 

According to online records, he is scheduled to appear at the Hartford Courthouse at the beginning of March.  

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now. 

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