Man Charged in Shooting at House Party in Norwich

Norwich police have arrested a man accused in a shooting during a fight at a party early Friday morning.

Police said they were called to a home on East Main Street just before 2 a.m. Friday for a loud house party. According to police, during a fight at the party, the suspect, identified as 18-year-old Joseph Desir, brandished a gun and shot another partygoer. There was at least one juvenile at the party, police said.

The victim’s injury was not life-threatening and that person was not admitted to the hospital.

Desir was charged with first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor. Bond was set at $100,000.

The investigation is ongoing.

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