Norwich Police Have Suspect in New Year's Day Shooting

Norwich police have identified a suspect in a New Year’s Day shooting.

The investigation began when a 22-year-old man came to the emergency department at Backus Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim told police he was driving on lower Asylum Street in Norwich when he was shot. A passenger in the car, who was not hurt, drove the victim to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police said investigators determined the shooting happened at the intersection of Asylum and Pearl streets around 11 p.m. A suspect has been identified and police have requested an arrest warrant.

Investigators believe this is an isolated incident and no other information was released.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Norwich Police Detective Steven Schmidt at 860-886-5561 ext. 3157 or the Norwich Police Department Anonymous Tip Line at 860-886-5561 ext. 4.

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