Shooting suspect accused of fleeing police, causing serious crash faces new charges

Febres was charged with several weapons and motor vehicle offenses, plus engaging police in pursuit and violation of probation. That last charge is linked to February 2018 when he allegedly broke into his estranged girlfriend's home and stabbed her.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2021, 1:08 AM

Updated 1,178 days ago

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Mark Febres, the man facing a slew of charges related to a shooting and police chase on Wednesday, was hit with several new charges on Thursday for a string of events that ended in a chaotic scene.
Febres was charged with several weapons and motor vehicle offenses, plus engaging police in pursuit and violation of probation. That last charge is linked to February 2018 when he allegedly broke into his estranged girlfriend's home and stabbed her.
Febres was charged with attempted murder but pleaded down to burglary with bodily injury and violating a protective order. He got three years in prison followed by three years of probation and was released in November.
Court records show he was arrested again five days later on drug and motor vehicle crimes. He was out on bond on those charges when Wednesday's incidents occurred.
Bridgeport police say Wednesday’s events began on the 200 block of Helen Street with a report of shots fired around 10:45 a.m. Witnesses told News 12 that they were inside their home when they heard 5-7 shots, which seemed to come from the intersection with Jane Street.
Police say no one was hit and they are still investigating the motive.
Twenty-five minutes later, just over the border into Fairfield, Febres allegedly blew through a red light and into a truck at the intersection of Tunxis Hill Cutoff and Villa Avenue, all with police close behind. The driver of the truck wasn't badly hurt.
Febres is still hospitalized. He will most likely face additional charges related to the crash after Fairfield police finish their investigation.


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