New Haven PD identify suspect in incident where man was shot in the head on Sargent Drive

New Haven

Video from previous reporting.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating after a 28-year-old man was shot in the head while driving in New Haven on Friday morning.

Sargent Drive was closed for several hours due to the shooting investigation in the area; it has since reopened. New Haven police and Connecticut State Police were on the scene.

Police say that at around 3:30 a.m., officers were responding to several reports of a person shot when they found a gunshot victim unresponsive in the driver’s seat of an SUV. The victim, who is a 28-year-old New Haven man, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital with life threatening injuries. He’s currently in critical but stable condition.

Preliminary investigations reveal one car was possibly moving while shooting at another.

A detective on scene told News 8 they were looking for shell casings along the side of the road during the investigation.

On Monday, police arrested 22-year-old Nicholas Nathaniel Osario for his role in a shooting.

Osario is charged with the following:

  • Criminal attempt at assault first degree
  • Criminal possession of a firearm
  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm
  • Weapon in a motor vehicle
  • Reckless endangerment first degree

Police said there is no ongoing threat to the public.

Detectives ask anyone with information to contact the New Haven Police at 203-946-6304. Callers may remain anonymous.

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