WTNH.com, Connecticut News and Weather - Man claims he accidentally shot his girlfriend
Served 2 years or less on the sexual assault before escaping, then was caught 9 years later on a marijuana charge. Isn't prison break a crime in and of itself? I would've thought that with the escape, the remaining time on the sex charge, and the marijuana charge he should still have been in prison. Oh wait, that is just me thinking, not the bleeding heart liberals who run this state.Coventry (WTNH) _ A 43-year old Coventry man is being held on a $1.25 million bond after police say he shot his pregnant girlfriend and then was involved in a standoff with police.
Alfredo Ferrer is charged with attempt to commit murder, assault and reckless endangerment. He appeared before a Rockville Superior Court judge Tuesday morning.
Ferrer told police that he only meant to hit 27-year-old Amanda Realie with the gun, but she swung at it and it went off.
Realie was shot in the face and is in Hartford Hospital in critical condition. She was shot in front of their two children.
Following the shooting, a bloody Ferrer made his way to the Bidwell Tavern where he walked into the restaurant with his children and a gun. He tried to use the phone and the terrified patrons were escorted to the basement for safety.
Police were called to the restaurant where they found Ferrer outside in the parking lot with his two year old son in his arms, threatening to kill himself. Officers used a Taser gun to subdue Ferrer after he finally agreed to drop his gun. The child was not harmed.
Ferrer later told police that he and Realie were arguing over her heroin use and his history as a sex offender.
Ferrer is listed on the CT Sex Offender Registry after he was convicted in 1989 for the sexual assault of a minor. He escaped from prison in 1991 and was a fugitive until 2002 when he was busted in New York for marijuana possession.