Suspect in Naugatuck Domestic Dispute Shot Himself: Police

The man accused of shooting his estranged wife during a domestic dispute in Naugatuck fatally shot himself in the head when police pulled him over, New Haven Police said.

Naugatuck Police responded to reports of a dispute at the home on Washington Street around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and said the victim was shot in the back and appeared to sustain non-life threatening injuries.

New Haven police said the shooter was the victim's estranged husband, James Michael Batista, 27.

Police located Batista through his cell phone signal. When he was spotted driving on West Street, New Haven Police pulled him over, officials said.

When Batista saw officers, he stopped the car, which caused the officer's SUV to crash into it, police said.

While Batista sat in the car, he pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head, police said.

Police said Batista died at Yale-New Haven Hospital early Friday afternoon.

The collision, shooting and self-inflicted shooting remain under investigation.

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