Danbury police make arrests in shooting that forced school lockdowns
Updated 1:58 pm, Friday, November 3, 2017
DANBURY - Police have arrested four men in connection with a shooting in September that forced the lockdown of two schools on the city’s west side.
The shooting occurred on the afternoon of Sept. 14, when a 20-year-old man was shot twice outside a home on Church Hill Road, once in each arm, with what authorities described as bird shot. The victim is recovering from the injuries.
Police said Friday the four men went to the home with the sole purpose of robbing the victim, who had made a previous arraignment to meet them.
The shooting sparked the lockdown of both Westside Middle School and Mill Ridge Primary School while police searched the area for the suspects. The home where the shooting occurred is less than 100 feet from the primary school playground, where students had just finished recess when the shots rang out.
Detectives scoured the area in the hours after the shooting, searching for a sedan that was eventually located at a home on nearby Mill Ridge Road. Detectives were seen removing items from the car’s trunk.
One of the men arrested, Cameron Tallman, 18, of Shannon Ridge, is from Danbury, while the others are from Waterbury and Bridgeport. Tallman was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and serving as an accessory to second-degree assault. He was held on a $50,000 bond.
Also arrested were Cameron Wilson, 18, of Waterbury, who was held on a $100,000 bond and faces several felony charges including second-degree assault with a firearm and first-degree robbery.
Wilson also had outstanding warrants for his arrest on drug and motor vehicle charges filed in Bristol and Southbury, including engaging police in pursuit and sale of illegal drugs.
Cristan Centeno, 19, of Bridgeport and Antonio Luna, 19, of Waterbury face conspiracy charges. Both were held on $50,000 bonds.