A New Haven man is accused of shooting his estranged wife and police took him into custody two and a half hours later.
Police were responding to an apartment in the 700 block of Dixwell Avenue just before 1:30 a.m. to investigate a domestic dispute when it turned into a shooting.
When police arrived at the apartment, the victim said her estranged husband, 31-year-old Tyrell L Brown, of New Haven, who’d shot her during an argument.
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She said Brown took the victim’s cell phone, fled the apartment after the shooting and left in her car.
The victim’s mother and 3-month-old daughter were home at the time of the shooting, according to police.
An ambulance responded and took the victim to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her injury was not life-threatening, police said.
Officers then spotted the victim’s car at 4:20 a.m. at Fitch and Crescent streets and took Brown into custody.
He has been charged with assault in the first degree, reckless endangerment in the first degree, risk of injury to a child, criminal possession of a firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm.