4 teens charged with murdering Chinese food delivery woman

Posted at 7:44 PM, Aug 24, 2016

WATERBURY, Conn. -- Four teens have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Chinese food delivery driver in Waterbury, Connecticut, 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, police arrested four teenagers in connection with the shooting.

19-year-old Anthony Wright of New York, a male juvenile and two female juveniles are all facing murder charges. Wright, who is being held on $2.5 million bond, is a member of the Crips street gang and has a rap sheet that includes robbery in the first degree, according to officials. He also has a pending probation violation, and prosecutors argued that he should be considered a flight risk during a Wednesday court appearance.

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.