Car Owner Arrested After BBs Hit Victim

Police are trying to identify the man who shot a 19-year-old woman in the face with a BB or pellet gun and they have arrested the man who owns the car the shots were fired from.

Police responded to Meadowbrook Court in West Haven around 7 p.m. on Sunday after receiving reports that a woman had been shot in the face.

The victim was shot below her eye and transported to an area hospital, police said.

As officers investigated, they learned the victim had been in a vehicle with two other females and a male when a second vehicle with three males inside pulled up next to them and the groups got into an argument, police said.

One of males in the second vehicle shot twice at the other car, hitting the passenger window and shattered it.

The second shot hit the victim, police said.

Officers found the registered owner, Laele Overton, 29, of West Haven. He denied being involved and refused to identify his passengers.

Overton was arrested on drug related charges for possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell.

Police are still trying to identify the shooter.

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