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North Haven Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Car

Allegedly drove up to car parked on Park Road and shot at the two men sitting in it, according to police.

A North Haven man was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly shot through a parked car on Park Road in Hamden.

Hamden Police got a report of shots fired at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. When officers arrived, they found that the shooting had allegedly happened about an hour and a half before that, Smith said, when a man approached two men sitting in a car in the area of 235 Park Road.

The man, identified as Howard Wilson, 42, of 250 Quinnipiac Ave., North Haven, drove his car next to the men, a 48-year-old New Haven resident and 42-year-old West Haven resident, and pulled out a firearm and fired a shot at them.

"The bullet lodged in the vehicle’s door," Smith said. "The complainants subsequently fled from the area in their vehicle."

After investigating, officers from Hamden and North Haven, as well as the Connecticut State Police, went to Wilson's North Haven home looking for him, Smith said.

They "surrounded the home in an attempt to arrest Wilson. His family was evacuated from their home," Smith said. "Further investigation revealed that he was not there.

"After hours of negotiating with Wilson, he eventually turned himself in at the North Haven Police Department. Hamden Police then transported him to Hamden Police Headquarters."

Wilson was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment and carrying a pistol without a permit.

He was held in lieu of $250,000 bond and is due to appear in Meriden Superior Court May 8. 

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