NEW HAVEN — A Meriden teen was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in connection with a shooting last February.
Pedro Montalvo, 17, of 882 N. Colony Road, previously pleaded guilty to first-degree assault. On Tuesday he was sentenced in New Haven Superior Court to 10 years in prison, suspended after 30 months to serve, followed by three years probation. Montalvo was 16 when he was arrested, but his case was transferred to the adult docket.
Police received two calls shortly after 11 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2019 reporting the incident. Officers found what looked to be blood on the ground leading to a group of buildings at 882 N. Colony Rd. and eight 9-millimeter bullet casings.
While on scene, police were notified that Pierre Langlois, 18, arrived at MidState Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Montalvo’s arrest warrant. Langlois was later taken by LifeStar helicopter to Hartford Hospital.
Around the same time Montalvo’s mother went to the police station to report that her son had shot Langlois. The woman told police earlier she and her son picked up a girl he received Facebook messages from and went back to her home, the warrant said.
The mother said Montalvo told her the girl used to date Langlois, and she added Montalvo was “having problems” with Langlois from a previous incident, the warrant said.
The mother told police Langlois previously shot Montalvo in the head with a BB gun. The mother said Montalvo and the girl went outside, at which time she also saw a car pull up. She told police she saw four or five people get out of the car wearing black masks, and that she saw her son in the parking lot but not the girl, the warrant said.
She heard gunshots as she walked away from the window and looked out to see a man lying on the ground and her son running inside. Montalvo handed her a gun, which belonged to her. The woman said Montalvo told her he “just shot that boy,” the warrant said.
The woman told police she keeps the gun locked in a safe and believes Montalvo got the keys while she was in the shower, the warrant said. Montalvo’s attorney told police he wouldn’t come to the station for an interview, while Langlois said he had no recollection of the incident, the warrant said.
Medical records showed Langlois had a gunshot wound to his chest, which “tracked from the right chest area through the liver to the left kidney,” and that a bullet or fragments hit two vertebrae and ricocheted back into the abdomen, according to the warrant.
Langlois also had two bullet wounds near his right wrist and two bullet wounds near his right elbow, the warrant said.