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Restaurant owner charged with fatally shooting man in Waterbury brawl – NBC Connecticut

The owner of a restaurant in Waterbury, accused of fatally shooting a man during a fight early Saturday morning, has been arrested and is charged with murder, police say.

Officers were called to Mikey’s Jamaican Restaurant on East Main Street around 1.40am after receiving a gunshot complaint. When police arrived they said they found a 28-year-old Waterbury man on the ground outside the restaurant with multiple gunshot wounds.

The man was taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital where authorities said he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. His identity has not been revealed.

Police say investigators have determined a fight occurred outside of Mikey’s Jamaican restaurant between the man and the restaurant owner, identified as 61-year-old Michael Anderson.

During the scuffle, police say Anderson pulled out a gun and shot the man dead.

Anderson was arrested and faces charges of murder, reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm. He is being held on $2 million bail.

Waterbury Police Department major crime detectives are actively investigating the incident. Anyone with information should contact police at (203) 574-6941 or Crime Stoppers at (203) 755-1234.

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