Restaurant owner arrested in Waterbury homicide

Authorities said it happened at Mikey’s Jamaican Restaurant on East Main Street around 1:40 a.m.
Published: Aug. 13, 2022 at 12:33 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 13, 2022 at 6:49 PM EDT
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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – A Waterbury restaurant owner was charged with murder after a shooting overnight, police said.

Authorities said it happened at Mikey’s Jamaican Restaurant on East Main Street around 1:40 a.m.

Officers found a 28-year-old man lying on the ground outside of the restaurant.

He was taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital where he later died.

Police said a fight happened between the victim and Michael Anderson, 61, outside of the restaurant. Anderson owns the restaurant.

“During the altercation, Anderson pulled out a firearm from his possession and fatally shot the male victim,” said police.

Anderson was taken into custody and charged with murder, reckless endangerment first-degree, and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

He is held on a $2 million bond, said police.

Police identified the victim as Sebastian Olavarria,28, of Waterbury.

Anyone with information is asked to call Waterbury police.