Ridgefield Police Arrest 3 Suspects in Hulda Lane Shooting

Ridgefield Police reported today that they have made the following arrests in the Hulda Lane shooting that took place on June 5, 2017:

Arrestees:

1. Mauro Tropeano Age: 33 Sex: M of 28 Hulda Lane Ridgefield, CT 

Charges: Assault in the 2nd Degree with a Firearm (53a-60a), Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm (53-203), Interfering with an Officer (53a-167a), Illegal Sale, Distribution, Manufacture/ Non-Drug Dependant Person (21a-278(b))

Bond: $100,000

2. Name: Juvenile 1 Age: 15 Sex: F

Address: Waterbury, CT

Charges: Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st (53a-122), Larceny  6th (53a-125b)

Bond: WPTA

3. Name: Juvenile 2 Age: 16 Sex: F

Address: Waterbury, CT

Charge: Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 1st (53a-122)

Bond: WPTA

On August 21, 2017 at 8:00 PM Mr. Mauro Tropeano turned himself in at police headquarters after learning that there was a warrant for his arrest that was issued by Danbury Superior Court. This arrest stems from an incident that occurred outside of Mr. Tropeano’s residence on the morning of June 5, 2017 at approximately 2:58 AM.

Investigators determined that the above listed juveniles were part of a group of individuals attempting to steal a vehicle from Mr. Tropeano’s driveway. It was also determined that Mr. Tropeano discharged a firearm, that multiple shots were fired and that a 15 year old female received a gunshot wound. Upon securing a search warrant for the residence, investigators located over 7 lbs. of marijuana, a large quantity of steroids, steroid related items, over $28,000 in U.S. Currency and multiple firearms.

Mr. Tropeano was released on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on 9/5/2017 at 10:00 AM.

Both juveniles listed above were arrested previously on warrants that were issued by Waterbury Juvenile Court.

Additional suspects are still trying to be identified in connection with the attempted larceny of the motor vehicle.