New London man arrested with loaded firearm during shooting investigation

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NEW LONDON — A man was arrested early Saturday morning for possession of a loaded firearm during a police investigation into a shooting in New London.

At approximately 4:14 a.m., New London Police officers conducting an investigation in the municipal parking lot near Golden St. and Eugene O’Neill Dr. made an investigatory stop of a male seated in a vehicle at the intersection of Golden St. and Green St. The individual, identified as Maurice Milligan, was found to be carrying a loaded firearm in his waistband as he exited his vehicle.

Milligan, a resident of Taftville, does not have a valid pistol permit and is a convicted felon.

He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, criminal possession of ammunition, weapon in a motor vehicle, and illegal carrying of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The police stated that Milligan’s arrest seems unrelated to the ongoing shooting investigation.

Both cases remain actively under investigation.

The New London Police Department has urged anyone with information related to the incident to contact them at 860-447-1481 or to submit anonymous tips through the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip with the information to 847411.

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