West Haven Man Dies, Brother Arrested


A 53-year-old West Haven man has died and his older brother has been arrested.

Just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, police received a call reporting at least three gunshots being fired at a Lester Street residence.

Police said they found William Fay, 57, standing on the front porch of his residence with a wound on the right side of his head. Inside the house, police found William’s 53-year-old brother, David, lying on the floor, injured, police said.

Both brothers were taken to Yale New Haven Hospital. William was treated and released into police custody.

David was in the Yale-New Haven Surgical Intensive Care Unit and was pronounced dead at 1 a.m. on Sunday, police said.

When police searched the apartment, they found a Ruger 357 registered to David Fay, along with bullets they said had been fired.

William Fay was charged with attempt to commit murder, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree assault and illegal discharge of a firearm. On Sunday, police said they charges might be upgraded.

Police are investigating and are not looking for additional suspects. William has not spoken to police and they are not sure what caused his injuries.

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