Hamden Police: New Haven man charged with assault for shooting Naugatuck woman

A Hamden Police car on May 7, 2020.

A Hamden Police car on May 7, 2020.

Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media

HAMDEN — Police have arrested 19-year-old De-Saiti Ware of New Haven for the shooting of a 21-year-old Naugatuck woman that occurred in June.

Ware was charged with first-degree assault, as well as illegal discharge of a firearm, second-degree breach of peace and violation of a pistol permit.

On June 9 around 11 p.m., officers responded to the area of Arch and Dix streets on the report of a man shooting at a woman, Hamden police said in a Facebook post.

Officers learned that the gunshot victim was confronted by an acquaintance of hers, police said. After an argument on Dix Street, the Naugatuck woman attempted to run away from the New Haven man and Ware allegedly shot her in the chest.

The 21-year-old was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital by a friend.

Detective Jomo Crawford and Detective Mark Sheppard of the Major Crimes Unit conducted the investigation into the shooting and applied for an arrest warrant for Ware.

He was held on a $350,000 court-set bond and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Meriden on July 27.