HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting and attempted car break-in that happened last week in Glastonbury.
Hartford police arrested a juvenile accused of shooting at a Glastonbury homeowner back on July 2. The juvenile and another suspect had reportedly approached a car on Talcott Road around 3 a.m. last Friday.
That’s when the homeowner called out to them, and the suspects fired two shots in her direction. The gunshots struck her front door, but the homeowner was not injured.
Police in Glastonbury are looking for two suspects who shot at a homeowner.
On Sunday night, just after 11 p.m., Hartford police spotted a Volkswagen Passat in the Westland Street area. That car had been identified as being involved in the Glastonbury shooting.
The car eventually stopped on May Street, but the occupants ran off. Police caught up to the driver, who was then taken into custody.
The driver, only identified as a juvenile, was found with a loaded firearm and a large capacity magazine. The driver was taken to a juvenile detention facility and is being charged with first-degree larceny, carrying a pistol without a permit, and possession of a large capacity magazine.
Back in Glastonbury on Monday, neighbors were relieved to hear that someone had been arrested, but they're still worried about the uptick in crime lately.
"Being at home alone during the day, these kids are getting so brazen that I actually almost felt like I really should lock my screen doors, which you know, you don't want to get to that point where you feel that way," said Pat Haefs.
The uptick in crime by juveniles is reaching a breaking point.
House Minority Leader and State Rep. Vincent Candelora said the system is too lenient on juvenile criminals.
“Whether it is that police officers cannot pursue the vehicles, they can't search the vehicles, or our court systems that are not allowed to hold juveniles when they commit crimes,” he said.
To come up with solutions, Candelora will be meeting with other House leaders on Wednesday.
This meeting comes after several proposals failed to pass this session, including one that would've imposed harsher punishments on juveniles involved with car theft.
"Leaving it the way it is right now, I’m afraid that these juveniles are being trained to be adult criminals as opposed to trying to take this opportunity to turn their life around,” he said.
Haefs hopes whatever comes from these talks addresses the root of these problems as well.
"I think just instead of complaining and criticizing people, like ‘oh, where's their parents,’ maybe they don't have parents. Maybe their parents are mentally ill, who knows,” Haefs said.
Since Friday’s shooting, Glastonbury police said things are in the works to try to curb this problem.
Also, a grassroots movement is growing online.
Police are still looking for a second suspect accused in last week's Glastonbury shooting.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the HPD Tip Line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).