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Driver shoots another with pellets on I-91 in Cromwell: Troopers

The caller told police they were struck in the face with orange pellets several times but were not injured.
Credit: Connecticut State Police

CROMWELL, Conn. — A North Haven man is accused of shooting orange pellets at least one driver on Interstate 91 in Cromwell on Wednesday morning, according to Connecticut State Police.

Troop H got a 911 call from a driver traveling north on I-91 in Cromwell around 10 a.m., reporting that another motorist in a gray Toyota Prius had shot orange pellets at them while driving.

The caller told state police they were struck in the face several times but were not injured.

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A Department of Motor Vehicles officer located the suspect vehicle still on I-91 north in the Hartford area. The DMV officer initiated a traffic stop and pulled the Toyota over and kept the driver detained until troopers arrived on scene.

A "facsimile" gun was found resting in plain view on the front passenger seat of the Toyota, troopers said.

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Kendrick Amaker, 31, was taken into custody and faced several charges, including illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, threatening in the 2nd degree, reckless endangerment, assault in the 3rd degree and breach of peace.

Amaker was released on a $5,000 bond and was ordered to appear in court in Aug. 22.

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