WATERBURY, CONNECTICUT – Police said Anthony Wright, 19, and three other teenagers tried to rob Helena Vargas, 59, and a male co-worker who were delivering food Tuesday. Vargas was fatally shot and the man, 40, was assaulted.
Four teens have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Chinese food delivery driver in Waterbury Tuesday night.
Helena Vargas, 59, of Waterbury was found shot outside 70 Linden St. about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. She was taken from the scene and died at the hospital.
Police said another delivery driver, a 60-year-old man, was found assaulted and robbed of his money in the car outside the home on Linden Street. Both people worked for the Golden Wok restaurant on East Main Street, police said.
Wednesday, four people were arrested in connection with the shooting, all teenagers.
19-year-old Anthony Wright of New York, a male juvenile and two female juveniles are all facing murder charges. Wright will appear in court Wednesday afternoon.
Police believe the people were targeted in the incident and that at least one of the four arrested had called the restaurant to make the delivery order. Investigators said all four of the suspects blamed each other when they were interviewed about what happened.
Police said Vargas was very well known in the community and her son-in-law used to work for the Waterbury Police Department.