Connecticut Man Admits to Shooting in New Rochelle

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — George Wesley Nelson, age 38 years from New Britain, Connecticut, was charged on September 11 with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second degree and Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree. The arrest came based on an incident over the Labor Day weekend.

On September 6, 2021, at about 11:13 p.m., New Rochelle Police Officers on patrol heard gun shots coming from the Heritage Homes housing complex. Responding officers observed people fleeing the area, but were unable to locate a shooter or victim at that time. One shell casing was located.

New Rochelle Detectives and officers at the Real Time Crime Center at Westchester County Police Headquarters developed leads over the next few days.

On September 11 at about 3:45pm, Detectives located the suspect in the shooting. Mr. Nelson admitted to his involvement in the incident.

3 thoughts on “Connecticut Man Admits to Shooting in New Rochelle”

  1. Hello Bob how have management address these issue or considered putting cameras in the Community. Also I thought the police had a plan to be more present in the Community walking the beat trying to build a relationship with the Community. Instead they continue to create opportunities for the Community. So I ask is this more a City issue or a Community issue. Neither partie us doing their part to make the Community safe

  2. We can all admire the transformation of one the most decrepit housing projects in New York State to townhomes and garden styled walk-up apartment buildings. The Heritage Homes project came with a major downside, the loss of approximately 100 affordable housing units. Backers of the project claimed that de-densification would reduce the rampant crime and drug dealing in the complex. Did the millions of dollars spent on the project have any impact on crime rates? Numerous articles on Talk of the Sound and other local media over the past few years cover shootings, stabbings, and drug dealing in an around the Heritage Homes. Does de-densification work? I remain skeptical.

    1. Check out the management company. They refuse to enforce the rules out of fear for the safety of their employees or so I have heard.

      Safe to say, the concept had been a failure.

      Next up is Bracey

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