Manchester PD: Man arrested on multiple charges after alleged shooting; drives into police cruiser

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MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Manchester Police have arrested a man accused of shooting his son’s mother and then driving into a police cruiser while fleeing the scene.

At about 9:00 p.m. on Friday, a 56-year-old woman walked into the Manchester Police Department with a gunshot wound to her head. She explained the injury resulted from an altercation with her son’s father inside her home on Lilley Street. The woman was treated by medical personnel before being transported to Hartford Hospital.

Police were dispatched to the house where the suspect was nowhere to be found. While investigators were working to locate the suspect, identified as 63-year-old William Ramos Sr., of New Britain, he returned to Lilley Street.

At around 2:00 a.m. Saturday, officers and detectives located his gray Subaru Outback parked near the location of the incident. Ramos Jr. drove away when officers approached the car.

In the midst of Ramos’ attempt to flee the scene, he rammed into a parked car and a police cruiser. No officers were injured in the collision.

The Subaru sped down Main Street. At 2:06 a.m., Ramos’ car was found on I-84 West by State Troopers. The car crashed near Exit 39A and the Ramos fled into nearby woods. The CSP K-9 unit was able to locate Ramos and take him into custody.

He was transported to UConn John Dempsey Hospital for treatment of wounds sustained by the initial altercation. Ramos additionally retained an injury to his right hand caused by the fired round.

Ramos was later transported to and held at the Manchester Police Department, where he has been charged with the following:

  • Home Invasion
  • Assault in the First Degree
  • Burglary in the First Degree
  • Threatening in the First Degree
  • Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree
  • Criminal Use of a Firearm
  • Criminal Possession of a Firearm
  • Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm

His bond was set at $500,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Nov. 29.

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