Police this week caught up with a 27-year-old New Haven man they arrested for allegedly shooting at his ex-girlfriend.
Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman (with his direct words in quotation marks):
The case began last Friday night on Grand Avenue when someone approached officers, who were conducting a motor-vehicle stop, to report nearby gunfire.
“The officers excused the motorist and headed” to the reported shooting site on Chapel Street, where they learned that the driver of Nissan Altima had fired at people in a Nissan Saturn.
Officers tracked down the Sentra, “significantly damaged,” at the Bella Vista elderly and disabled complex. A 23-year-old woman and her current boyfriend were inside. The woman said she’d crashed the car “while trying to flee from her ‘extremely jealous’ ex-boyfriend,” the driver of the Altima. She told the cops the ex-boyfriend found them and shot at the car as they drove off; that he chased them, fired again. He hit neither the people inside the car nor the car itself.
Detectives subsequently went looking for the suspect and found him on Wednesday. They arrested him on a warrant for “two counts of criminal attempt to commit assault in the 1st degree, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a pistol and violation of a restraining order.” The ex-boyfriend was held on $300,000 bond.