The Southington Police Department announced a new wrinkle in the investigation of the recent home invasion on Monday, Jan. 4.
The initial investigation centered around three individuals, dressed in black with gloves and a mask, that forced their way into the home of Daniel Morin, 43, at 735 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk. at approximately 6:41 p.m. on Monday. All three individuals had hand guns.
Morin attempted to confront the individuals, and an altercation ensued. During the altercation, one of the intruders fired two shots, and Morin was struck in the upper arm. The intruders moved about the house before fleeing on foot. Morin suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Officers responded to the initial call with a K-9 unit, and the police checked the area. The suspects were not located, and detectives remained on the scene.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, a marijuana grow was located in the basement of Morin’s home. Recovered from the home was 105 marijuana plants, approximately 1.5 pounds of packaged marijuana, and various pieces of marijuana growing equipment.
The home invasion continues to be investigated, as does the marijuana grow. No further details have been released at this time.