Woman injured in domestic shooting incident in Waterbury, perpetrator identified

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman is injured after what police are calling a domestic incident early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the area of 198 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury at 12:09 a.m. for a weapons complaint. Arriving officers were able to confirm several gunshots were fired in the area.

Police say they later determined a 21-year-old woman shooting victim had been dropped off at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport with a gunshot wound to her left tricep. Her condition was listed as non-life-threatening.

The perpetrator has been identified as Clifton Williams, 40, of Bridgeport.

Waterbury and Bridgeport police searched for Williams but were not able to find him at the time. An active warrant was put out for his arrest.

On Wednesday, Nov. 24, Williams was brought back to Connecticut after being jailed in New Hampshire. He is charged with the following:

  • Reckless driving
  • Criminal possession of pistol or revolver
  • Criminal possession of a firearm or ammunition
  • Illegal weapon in a motor vehicle
  • Carrying a pistol without a permit
  • Illegal sale or transfer of a firearm
  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Assault
  • Criminal attempt at assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal use of a weapon

Williams is a convicted felon with prior convictions related to violent domestic-related charges.

The incident is being investigated as a domestic incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at (203) 574-6941 or Crime Stoppers at (203) 755-1234.

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