New Haven police have arrested an 18-year-old boy suspected of shooting a 17-year-old boy after a basketball game at Wilbur Cross High School just before 8 p.m. on Monday.
The shooting was reported at 7:48 p.m., just minutes after the game ended.
Several people who heard a gunshot from a nearby parking lot alerted Officer Victor Fuentes, who directed people to go inside and notified the other officers assigned to the school for the game, including Sgt. Ricardo Rodriguez, the school resource officer supervisor.
Police found a 17-year-old student who was with his father in the lot and learned that there had been an ongoing dispute with Trea Fraser, 18, of New Haven, and the victim was the intended target.
The victim said three men ran at them, Fraser pulled a gun, fired a single shot at him and fled, police said.
At 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, police went to Fraser’s home and arrested him.
He was charged with criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment in the first degree and carrying a pistol without a permit.
When police apprehended Fraser, he had two cell phones, a black facemask and drug packaging materials, police said.
Whether Fraser had been inside the school at any time is not known.
Police said everyone who attended the athletic event went through metal detectors, which two school security guards and a police officer monitored.