Man spotted on bike with assault weapon Brother calls out police in deadly I-95 shooting
Bridgeport (AP) — A man authorities say was spotted bicycling through Bridgeport carrying an AR-15 assault-style rifle has been held on $50,000 bond.
The Connecticut Post reports that 49-yearold Louis Varvella was arraigned Monday on multiple charges including breach of peace and possession of an assault rifle.
Police received multiple calls on Thursday morning reporting a man on a bicycle carrying a weapon.
Officers caught up with Varvella, a bouncer at a city strip club, outside a florist.
They said the weapon was not loaded, but its serial number had been obscured and the suspect was also carrying two high-capacity magazines.
Providence (AP) — The brother of a man shot dead by police on a busy stretch of Interstate 95 says the officers were “trigger happy” and “screwed up” when they shot him.
Lucas Tiberio told The Providence Journal that he thinks his 32-year-old older brother, Joseph Santos, was scared after turning a corner in his life.
Santos was driving a white pickup truck Thursday when he led police on a high-speed chase through Providence. At the time, police were looking for another man who had stolen a state police cruiser, and had a report that the man was seen getting into the bed of a white pickup. It’s not clear why Santos fled. Police have said the shooting was justified because Santos was putting lives at risk by ramming cars on the highway.