Police Looking Into Possible Connection Between Car in Waterbury and Bridgewater Home Invasion

A search is underway for the suspect who may be hiding in the woods.

Connecticut state police have identified the two victims of a Thursday morning home invasion in Bridgewater.

Police said Victor Compe, 64, was shot during a home invasion early Thursday morning. His wife, Samantha Moore, 63, was also home at the time but was not injured. Compe and Moore are husband and wife.

State police said they received the 911 call around 3:40 a.m. to respond to 606 South Main St. because a male resident, identified as Compe, had been shot. The caller, Moore, was administering aid to her husband.

Compe was alert when troopers arrived and he was rushed to Danbury Hospital. His wound does not appear life-threatening, police said Friday.

During the search, police shut down a mile-long stretch of road after the home invasion and found a shotgun and a vehicle on South Main Street that had been reported stolen out of New York.

A resident near the home invasion scene also reported a vehicle was stolen and officers later recovered a vehicle in Waterbury reported stolen from Bridgewater.

Police have not yet determined if that stolen vehicle is connected to the home invasion.

Investigators said they do not believe the shooter knows the victim.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact State police detectives at (203) 267-2200 or text TIP711 with information to 274637. Information will be kept confidential.

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