PD: Convicted felon shoots roommate in Hamden

Christopher Perez

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– A convicted felon was arrested for shooting his roommate in Hamden, Tuesday evening.

Police say at around 6:30 p.m., officers responded to 106 Arch Street to the report of a shooting, where they found a 43-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. He was given medical assistance by Hamden Fire Rescue and taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment.

An investigation revealed that the victim and his roommate, identified as 31-year-old Christopher Perez, were involved in a verbal dispute that turned into a physical confrontation. Perez then allegedly shot the victim. Police say there were two children inside of the home at the time of the shooting.

Perez fled the area in his car, but he was later located by Waterbury police. He was transported back to Hamden Police Headquarters where it was revealed that he is a convicted felon.

Perez was charged with assault, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a minor.  He was held on $200,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on January 31st.

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