Police looking for suspect in Middletown drive-by shooting

Natrone Cecil Kakaris MIDDLETOWN DIVISION OF POLICE

Middletown police are looking for a man described as “armed and dangerous“ who is a suspect in a drive-by shooting during the early hours of Aug. 16.

Last week police alerted the public to the search for Natrone Cecil Kakaris, 23, of Middletown. He is wanted for improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation and three counts of felonious assault. He lives in the 3100 block of Wilbraham Road, according to court records.

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Police Chief David Birk said Kakaris is accused of firing shots 2:30 a.m. Sunday from a car at a residence in the 1200 block of Baltimore Street. A male was shot in the leg and received non-life-threatening injuries.

Five 911 calls were placed by area residents reporting the rapid shots fired.

A woman told dispatchers that “I was laying in bed. Just heard three shots. Boom, boom, boom.”

A male caller screamed for the police, saying someone had shot at his house.

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“I need the police, My son’s been hit …. Somebody is shooting at my house, they just drove by twice … I just got shot at too,” the man said before telling the dispatcher he was going to get a weapon.

Two callers provided a description of the car involved and a direction of travel. One caller said the vehicle hit a car as it was driving away.

A Middletown patrol officer located a silver Dodge Magnum that matched the description of a vehicle seen leaving the area shortly after the gunshots, but no one was inside, Birk said.

If you know his whereabouts, you’re asked to call Middletown police at 513-425-7700, Option 0; or detective Brook McDonald at 425-7745. You can also send a private message on the department’s Facebook page.

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