Two New Britain residents charged in shooting at Newington motel

Published on Wednesday, 3 August 2022 17:01


NEWINGTON – Two New Britain residents have been charged in a Newington shooting.

Police on Wednesday charged New Britain resident Alexander Hernandez, 31, in a shooting reported at the Grantmoor Motor Lodge on Dec. 5. 

Aurora Gonzalez-Villodas, 37, also of New Britain, was charged in connection to the shooting last week. 

According to Newington police, guests at the motel, located at 3000 Berlin Turnpike, were awoken by gunshots in the early morning hours. Police found that seven rounds were fired into an unoccupied motor vehicle. 

No injuries were reported. 

Police said they collected evidence at the scene and, during an extensive investigation, identified Hernandez as the suspect they believe fired the shots. Newington police said their investigation led them to believe Gonzalez-Villodas “was involved in and had knowledge of the shooting.”

Hernandez on Wednesday was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, violation of a protective order, breach of peace, conspiracy to commit breach of peace, weapons in a motor vehicle, first-degree criminal mischief, conspiracy to commit criminal mischief and operating under suspension. 

He is being held on $75,000 bond. 

Gonzalez-Villodas, who was arrested last Monday, posted $10,000 bond and is set to face a judge in New Britain Superior Court next Monday. She faces seven counts of criminal liability for acts of another for charges of unlawful discharge of a firearm, weapons in a motor vehicle, breach of peace, first-degree criminal mischief, criminal possession of a firearm, violation of a protective order and reckless endangerment. 

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Wednesday, 3 August 2022 17:01. Updated: Wednesday, 3 August 2022 17:04.