WOODBRIDGE, Conn. (WTNH) — A Woodbridge man was accused of shooting his girlfriend in the head on Thursday night, according to police.
Woodbridge police responded to a residence on Raymond Street just before 8 p.m. and found a woman and her infant child outside of the home.
Police said the woman was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, and the infant was unharmed.
The woman was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where her injuries were deemed non-life threatening, police said.
“They were able to get them out of the scene and they were able to identify that a suspect was inside the house that refused to exit and comply,” said Woodbridge Police Chief Frank Cappiello.
While the suspect originally refused to exit the home, he did shortly after with the assistance of state police and both the New Haven and Seymour police departments.
Raymond Sosa, 49, of Woodbridge was taken into custody. He was charged with second-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a large capacity magazine, and negligent storage of a firearm.
“The state believes people like this are a danger in our society,” said New Haven Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney David Strollo.
On Friday, Sosa appeared in court in New Haven. During his appearance, News 8 learned Sosa is a convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history.
“He’s been out of trouble the whole time that he was on the most recent probation out of Milford,” said a court-appointed public defender, who represented Sosa during his appearance. “He was on the right track.”
Taking the information and allegations into consideration, the judge raised the bond from $100,000 to $750,000.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families is now conducting a joint investigation with the Woodbridge Police Department.
Police said this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.
This is an active investigation.