“Homicide Victim Identified and Suspect Arrested in Waterbury Shooting”

By | July 19, 2023



Waterbury Police Identify Homicide Victim and Arrest Suspect in Fatal shooting

Waterbury police have made significant progress in their investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred at a social club on Sunday. The victim has been identified as Gregory Robertson, a 40-year-old man from Fredericksburg, Virginia. The suspect, German Pena-Lopez, a 34-year-old resident of Waterbury, has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The incident took place in the early hours of Sunday morning at the Bunker Social Club on Watertown Avenue. Officers on patrol were alerted to a large crowd gathered outside the club. Upon arrival, they discovered Robertson inside the social club with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Two additional victims, both adult men, were later found at Saint Mary’s Hospital. Fortunately, they are in stable condition.

Pena-Lopez has been charged with several offenses, including illegal possession of weapons in a motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit, first-degree threatening, and illegal transfer sale of a firearm. He is currently being held on a $1 million bond pending his court arraignment.

The investigation is still ongoing, and the police anticipate making additional arrests in connection with the incident. They urge anyone with information to come forward and contact the Waterbury Police Department Detective Bureau or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line.

This tragic incident highlights the need for increased vigilance and strong law enforcement efforts to combat gun violence. The Waterbury Police Department is dedicated to ensuring the safety of its residents and will continue to work tirelessly to bring justice to the victims and their families.


As the investigation progresses, the community can take solace in the fact that the police are actively pursuing leads and working towards resolving this case. The arrest of Pena-Lopez is a significant step towards achieving justice, but it is crucial to remember that the investigation is not yet complete. The police will continue to follow any leads and gather evidence necessary to bring all responsible parties to justice..