NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — A man is in custody for allegedly hitting a woman in the head with a gun, which then caused the gun to go off, according to police.

The attack happened on April 10 in the area of Eastern Avenue and Adelaide Street, according to authorities. The woman was not shot.

The woman was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Maaseiyah Williams, Jr. 28, of Norwich, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree assault, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm and first-degree reckless endangerment. He was assigned a $250,000 cash/surety bond.