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Man Charged in Fairfield Drive-by Shooting

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Bridgeport man was arrested for his role in a drive-by shooting Saturday, police said. Elvis Santiago, 26, of Hancock Avenue was charged with shooting at a Barry Scott Drive home early Saturday morning. No one was injured in the shooting, police said.

Neighbors called police to report hearing gunshots at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, but at the time officers found nothing suspicious in the area. The Barry Scott Drive resident called later that morning to report that the back window had been smashed on his car, which was parked in the driveway. When police arrived, they discovered a bullet hole in the back bumper of the vehicle, along with holes in the side of the house and spent bullets in one of the home’s bedrooms.

The Fairfield resident told police that he recently had an argument with Santiago, and he suspected him in the crime. Detectives took Santiago into police headquarters for questioning, where he confessed to shooting the home, according to Detective Steve Rilling.

Santiago was charged with carrying a gun without a permit, having weapons in a motor vehicle, unlawful discharge of a firearm, carrying a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief and two counts of reckless endangerment. Police have still not been able to find the weapon used in the incident.

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