MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A correction officer was arrested for his involvement in a road-rage incident that left one man dead on Jan. 14 on Interstate 691 in Meriden, according to state police.
William Lucky Jr., 32, of North Haven was charged with the murder of the victim, Scott Kracke. According to an affidavit, Lucky Jr. turned himself into Hamden police and identified himself as a correctional officer for the Connecticut Department of Corrections.
William Lucky Jr. was charged with the murder of Scott Kracke from the road-rage incident on Jan. 14.
Troop I responded to a report of an active disturbance just after 8 p.m. on I-691 East before Exit 2A.
State police said when troopers arrived on the scene, they learned that a shooting had occurred on the highway during a “road rage-type incident.”
Scott Kracke, 49, of Middlefield, was taken to a local hospital with apparent gunshot wounds and was later pronounced dead.
The affidavit said the finance of Kracke was in the vehicle during the incident and that she said Lucky Jr. cut in front of their vehicle. This made Kracke and resulted in him moving in front of Lucky Jr.’s sedan and “brake checking” the vehicle.
Police learned from witnesses that Kracke and Lucky Jr. both exited their vehicles and confronted one another. Witnesses reported that Lucky Jr. took out a gun and began shooting at Kracke at close range.
When Lucky Jr. turned himself in, he told police that he shot Kracke because he was “reaching for something” and that he left the scene because he had a 3-year-old child in the vehicle at the time and was worried Kracke would come after him.
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On Tuesday, Lucky Jr. was placed under arrest for the charge of murder and set with a $2,500,000 court-set cash bond. He was transported to Hartford Correctional with a court date of Jan. 24. at 9 a.m.
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