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.