New Haven Man Charged in Shooting of 57-Year-Old Woman

Police have arrested the man accused of shooting a 57-year-old woman who was driving on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven late last month, and say he’s also connected to a number of other shootings in the city.

Terrance Brown, 20, has been charged with first-degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and first-degree reckless endangerment in connection with the shooting.

He was also arrested June 3 after reportedly firing at officers outside the Presidential Gardens housing complex on Dixwell Avenue, where he lives.

Police said they had just obtained a search-and-seizure warrant for illegal guns at Brown’s apartment when investigators identified him as the suspect in the shooting of Celia Mitchell the night of May 31.

Mitchell was struck by bullet while she was riding in the passenger seat of her daughter’s car, police said. Her daughter drove from the scene and stopped at Munson and County streets.

Police said Mitchell was struck once in the shoulder and was also wounded in the cheek. She was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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