Truck driver who shot boss was angry over truck assignment, police say
Connecticut police have released new information about a workplace shooting that left two people injured earlier this week. The South Windsor Police Department announced that truck driver Alan Rosario, 33, has been charged with assault, threatening, reckless endangerment, and illegal discharge of a firearm. The charges were issued in connection with a Tuesday morning shooting at Independent Truck & Tractor Repair in South Windsor, Connecticut.
Police say that Rosario got into an argument with a supervisor over the phone over which truck would be assigned to which driver while the supervisor was headed back to the parking lot of the business. Rosario later told police that his boss had been assigning him to trucks “that do not work” for years. Police said that Rosario was waiting for the supervisor when he returned to the business lot.
While the supervisor was still sitting in his truck, Rosario attempted to enter the cab and physically remove him from the vehicle. As he did so, his gun fired and the supervisor was struck in the arm and leg. A passenger also in the cab of the truck was struck below the eye by debris or a bullet fragment.
This person has been identified as 33 year old Erik Estevez, who was a new employee at the business. Both the supervisor and Estevez were taken to the hospital for treatment and released. Rosario fled the scene and was later taken into custody at gunpoint on I-91 in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Rosario later told police that he did not intend to fire on the supervisor and that the gun went off on accident.
Police said that the identity of the supervisor would not be released due to a “familial relationship.”
Rosario was held on a £250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court on Thursday morning.