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A Danbury man has been arrested in connection to the shooting at Costello’s restaurant in January.  Danbury Police say 29-year old Andrew Fermin was taken into custody by detectives and the U.S. Marshalls Violent Fugitive Task Force yesterday. 

On January 11th, Danbury Police responded to the ER on a report of a man and woman being treated for gunshot wounds in their legs.  Both were in the restaurant's bar area when a fight broke out between Fermin and the male victim.   Fermin fired off one shot, as he was falling to the floor after being struck.  A projectile from the fired pistol passed through the male victim’s leg and then entered the female victim’s leg. 

Fermin was already wanted for absconding from parole and on an active arrest warrant from a gun-related incident in Danbury from February 2018.  Fermin was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge, reckless endangerment, carrying a pistol without a permit and two counts of assault. 

Related, Danbury Police say the management of Costello's violated State  liquor laws, and the incident was referred to the Connecticut Liquor Commission for further action.

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