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Southington man faces Bristol charges in alleged shooting spree

Floyd Gollnick is accused of firing dozens of shots at multiple locations, including the State Capitol, during a shooting spree that spanned several towns.

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. — Editor's Note: The video above is from June 2021.

UPDATE 10/20/2021

Bristol police have charged Floyd Gollnick in connection with shots that were fired in their town during a May shooting spree that covered at least three other communities.

Police said on May 30, they found shots had been fired into Crowley RV located at 9 Barber Street. There were no injuries.

Gollnick was charged with with Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Illegal Discharge or a Firearm, Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree and Breach of Peace 2nd degree. He appeared in court on Tuesday. 

Gollnick was in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Corrections for other criminal activities.


The Southington man who is believed to be behind an alleged shooting spree that covered several towns including the State Capitol earlier this year is now facing additional charges 

Floyd Gollnick, 75, is accused of firing dozens of shots at seven different locations around Southington and at the Capitol building. On Tuesday, he was charged in connection with the May 30 shootings at 2344 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, 750 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, 156 School Street, 216 Flanders Road and 828 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in the Town of Southington.

Gollnick’s charges included:

  • Criminal Mischief 1st degree (5 counts)
  • Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm (4 counts)
  • Reckless Endangerment 1st degree (3 counts)
  • Criminal Use of a Firearm (5 counts)
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Assault 1st degree (2 counts)

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Gollnick was held on a $500,000 bond. He had previously been charged with the incidents at two other locations.

Police also believe Gollnick was connected with other incidents of shootings in Cromwell and Bristol, with one at the State Capitol that left three bullet holes in the building. No one was struck by the gunfire.

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Gollnick was taken into custody after a pursuit that ended on the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown. He was hospitalized after being taken into custody.

It is still unclear what caused the alleged shooting spree.

RELATED: Southington man arrested in connection with Capitol shooting incident

Below is a map of the shootings believed to be connected with Gollnick. 

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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