Man Suspected of Shooting Woman at Connecticut Home Arrested

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A woman is hospitalized after she was shot in the chest at a home in East Hartford Wednesday afternoon and police have arrested a suspect.

Police said the woman was shot during an incident of domestic violence while two children were in the home and they have arrested a man who is accused of shooting her.

Police said they were called to 79 Lafayette Ave. just after 3 p.m. Wednesday and responding officers found the victim.

She was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and she is stable and alert, police said Thursday morning.

Police say one person was shot at a home on Lafayette Avenue in East Hartford Wednesday and one person is in custody.

Police identified the suspect as Luis Toro-Vargas.

Patrol units spoke with him over the phone, successfully negotiated him out of the home and took him into custody.

A gun was found at the scene and the children were not injured, police said.

Toro-Vargas was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, kidnapping in the first degree with a firearm, risk of injury to a minor, threatening in the first degree and criminal mischief in the third degree.   

He was held on $1 million bond and appeared in court Thursday,

No plea was entered, and bond for Toro-Vargas remains at $1 million.

His next court date is Jan. 25.

Police said this is an isolated incident with no immediate threat to the public.

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