NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A New Haven man teen was arrested Tuesday after allegedly firing a shot off in a parking lot following a basketball game, police said.
The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Monday at Wilbur Cross High School.
According to police, several people from a crowd leaving a basketball game in the school gymnasium reported hearing a gunshot from the adjacent parking lot.
An officer then ushered people back inside.
Police located a 17-year-old male student who was with his father in the parking lot. They told police the teen was the intended target of the gunman.
According to police, they said they were walking to their car when they saw a group of young men fighting. They said three of the men came running at them, one of whom was familiar to the teen and had an ongoing dispute with him.
The teen told police the man brandished a handgun and fired a single shot at him before fleeing.
Officers then went to search for the alleged shooter, 18-year-old Trea Fraser, of Clifton St., New Haven, and the gun.
Around 1 a.m. officers went to Fraser's home and arrested him.
Fraser was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment, and carrying a pistol without a permit.
Police said when Fraser was arrested he was in possession of two cell phones, a black face mask, and drug packaging materials.