A 15-year-old Connecticut boy is facing charges in a shooting that sent a 22-year-old victim to the hospital last year.
Officers in New Haven County responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Oberlin Road in Hamden at about 6 p.m. on May 26, 2021, according to the Hamden Police Department.
Police found ballistic evidence in the roadway and determined that the victim had been taken to the hospital by a private vehicle to be treated for serious injuries, authorities said.
Investigators determined that a suspect traveling in a vehicle on Oberlin Road had shot at the victim, who was in a parked vehicle, police reported.
On Tuesday, May 17, police arrested a 15-year-old Meriden resident in connection with the shooting, police said.
Authorities said the teen was charged with:
- First-degree assault
- Unlawful discharge of a firearm
- Carrying a pistol without a permit
He is being held at juvenile detention and is set to appear in Middletown Superior Court for Juvenile Matters on Tuesday, May 31, police said.
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